If you are conducting some Canty family history research then you can view the Canty 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 Canty surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Canty in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
Sept O an Chaintighe which is
taken from the word 'cainteach'
The Sept was located in West
Cork where the majority of
descendants canstill be found.
County is a variant name.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Crescent/Increscent Moon||Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'|
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