If you are conducting some Cantwell family history research then you can view the Cantwell coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Cantwell surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Cantwell is among many of
those names that were introduced
into Ireland after the Anglo-Norman
invasion of the twelfth century. The
original form of the name was
de Cantual which means 'of Kentwell'.
These families became completely
integrated into Gaelic society and
were most associated with the
County Kilkenny area.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Ermine||Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Canton||An Honorable charge|
|Finger Ring/Annulet||Symbol of Fidelity|
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