My great Granmothers brother did a lot of research on the Kantymir line and discovered they were royalty in Moldavia. The spelling was different then in the 1600's it was Cantemir. There's info in the Ecyclopedia Brittanica on the family. Prince Constantine ruled then his son Domitri. When the war with the Turks broke out Constantine and his family escaped to Russia and he was known to have a strong ally in the Czar of Russia. There was 100 years of Cantemir family history lost due to war but there may be some out there online or in Russia. I have been told the Kantymir family name is well respected in Greece and had family relative get treated like royalty on a trip there.
Can someone fill me in some more on this ??