The ancient history of the Antel name begins in the Middle Ages in the northern coastal region of Normandy
. The name is derived from when the family resided in Normandy
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Antel family
The surname Antel 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 Antel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Antel research.Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1066 is included under the topic Early Antel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Antel 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 Antel, 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 Antel 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 Antel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Antel family to the New World and Oceana
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 Antel 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 Antel 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.