Antal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Antal surname is an old name from Normandy. It comes from when the family lived in Normandy, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Antal family

The surname Antal was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Antal family

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

Antal Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Antal is distinguished by a number of regional variations. 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 Antal 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...
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Antal migration to the United States

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, 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 Antal 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 Antal were

Antal Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Antal, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Antal (post 1700)

  • Nimród E. Antal (b. 1973), American film director, screenwriter and actor
  • Róbert Antal (1921-1995), Hungarian gold medalist water polo player at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Frederick Antal (1887-1954), Jewish Hungarian art historian
  • Dana Antal (b. 1977), Canadian three-time gold medalist women's ice hockey player from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Liviu Antal (b. 1989), Romanian footballer
  • Antal Stasek (1843-1931), born Antonín Zeman, a Czech writer and lawyer

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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