The present generations of the Anktille family and all its branches are only the most recent to bear a name that originated in that ancient area known as Normandy
. The Anktille surname comes from someone having lived in Normandy
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Anktille family
The surname Anktille 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 Anktille family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anktille research.Another 234 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1066 is included under the topic Early Anktille History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Anktille Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Anktille include 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 Anktille 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 Anktille Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Anktille family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Anktille has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Anktille 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.