Chantrell Coat of Arms

About the Chantrell name

The name Chantrell is French in Origin. The Chantrellis was a small bell used in the first Church of France and The Chantrell was the "Ringer of The Bell".
Chantrells are believed to have come to England with the French Norman invasion and were seated in Cheshire from very early times. Various histories of Cheshire show that the family was a prominent one and were large landed proprietors. They were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Several different spellings of the name developed over time, variations include Cantrill, Cantrell, Cantrall, Cantrelle, Cantril, Cantrel, Cantral and Chauntrell

The Chantrell crest, shown above, was amongst the first recorded by King Richard III and can be found in the Heraldra College of Arms. This particular crest is registered to the Chantrell families of Cheshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Berkshire, and Derbyshire.

It is described as:
Blazon: Argent, a pelican in her piety, feeding young, in her nest stable.
Crest: a tower argent, port sable.
Motto: "Proprio Vos Sanguine Pasco"
Translation: "I feed you of my own blood"

Here are some higher resolution images of the Chantrell coat of arms.

The Chantrell family in the UK census 1841 to 1891