Antell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Antell first began to be used in that much fought over region of Normandy. It is a product of the family's residency in Normandy, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Antell family

The surname Antell 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 Antell family

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

Antell Spelling Variations

Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Antell some of which are 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 Antell 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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United States Antell migration to the United States +

French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Antell surname were

Antell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Antell and Barney Antle who settled there by the year 1871
  • Anders Antell, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Einar Antell, aged 5, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Henrik Antell, aged 1, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1896
  • Isolde Antell, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Antell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Erik Antell, aged 39, who immigrated to America from Wora, Finland, in 1907
  • Anna E. Antell, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Antell (post 1700) +

  • Kasten Antell (1845-1906), Finnish politician on Facebook
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