The Anctill name comes from that Medieval landscape of northern France known as Normandy
. The name Anctill was originally derived from the family having lived in Normandy
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Anctill family
The surname Anctill was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where this distinguished family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Anctill family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anctill research.Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1066 is included under the topic Early Anctill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Anctill Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Anctill, including Anctill, Anctil, Anquetil, Antil, Antile, Antille, Anctille, Anctile, Anquetile, Anquetille, d'Anctill, d'Anctille, d'Anctil, d'Anquetil, d'Antil, d'Antile, d'Antille, Danctill, Danctil, Danctile, Danctille, Danquetil, Anktill, Anktil, Anktille, Anktile, Antel, Antle and many more.
Early Notables of the Anctill family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Edward Antill (1658-1725), an English-born, American merchant and attorney who was prominent in the early history of Province of New York and the Province of New Jersey. His son... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Anctill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Anctill family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Anctill has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Anctill were Robert Antle or Antill was settled in Newfoundland by the year 1835; William Antle settled in the same province by the year 1836; as well as George Antell and Barney Antle who settled there by the year 1871.