Cantwell Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Cantwell Family History

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 or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Cantwell Coat of Arms

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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