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Subject: Re: The origin and meaning of the surname "Canty"
Author: Jim Young   (guest,
Date: January 18, 2006 at 4:05:26 AM
Reply to: The origin and meaning of the surname "Canty" by T. Canty
It's certainly Irish though it may have other origins too. In Irish it's O an Chaintighe, which means something like "descendant of the satirist". It's an unusual construction, the only name I know which begins with O followed by the definite article. Usually it's Mac an..., "son of the..."
Where's Sean F. these days? He usually takes care of Irish names.

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