Join
Log in  | New? Register or use

10,666 CANTY members around the world

Keep me informed as to CANTY Family online & offline events

CANTY Family History

This interesting name has three possible origins, firstly it may be an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Irish 'O'an Chaintighe' which derives from 'cainteach' meaning satirical, hence, 'descendant of a satirist'. It is the name of a bardic family who came from West Cork. One Fearfasa O'Canty was a well known poet in the early 17th Century. In the census of 1659, the name Canty is given as one of the principal names in the barony of Kilnalmeaky, County Cork. The sept spread in to the neighbouring counties of Limerick and Kerry, where the name is now mainly found.
MEET

Join the conversation with the CANTY tribe

  • Find your CANTY ancestor
  • Tell us about your CANTY Family
  • Tell us about your CANTY ancestors
  • Ask a question about the CANTY history
  • Leave a message for CANTY family members
janeygarrison

Hi Cantys - I am seeking information about my GGrandfather, Dennis Canty. This is what I know about him He was born 21 Dec. 1834. He left Ireland in 1864 in Co. Kerry, Ireland. , arriving in New York City and eventually settles in Dallas TX. On 14 Apr. 1887 Dennis married Ann Catherine Campion Morrissey, also originally from Ireland. They had a son, James Thomas Canty, born 4 Mar. 1888. Dennis died 21 Oct. 1908. Ann died 3 Aug. 1916. I would like to know anything about his life and family in Ireland before coming to America.

Areas of Origin for CANTY

Invite more CANTY family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the CANTY tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest
LEARN

Discover about where the CANTY live around the world

10,666

CANTYs FOUND

Explore where tribe members live today!

SHOP

Show off the CANTY Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from