Anquetil History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Anquetil family are embedded in the coastal area known as Normandy. The name Anquetil comes from when a family lived in Normandy, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Anquetil family

The surname Anquetil 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 Anquetil family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anquetil research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1066 is included under the topic Early Anquetil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Anquetil Spelling Variations

There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name 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 Anquetil 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 Anquetil Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand Anquetil migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Anquetil Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Frank Anquetil, aged 35, a shoemaker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Anquetil, aged 34, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Francis Anquetil, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Philip Anquetil, aged 4, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Anquetil (post 1700) +

  • Jacques Anquetil (1934-1987), French racing cyclist


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