The ancestors of the Anthonay family migrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The surname Anthonay is based on the Latin family name Antonius,
which is of unknown etymology.
Early Origins of the Anthonay family
The surname Anthonay was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
in the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Anthonay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anthonay research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1607, 1568, 1585, 1655 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Anthonay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Anthonay Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Anthonay include Anthony, Antony, Antonie, McAnthony, Anton (Scot), Anthoney, Enthony and many more.
Early Notables of the Anthonay family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Anthony, Chief engraver to the Royal Mint who engraved all the coins for King Edward VI, Queen Mary... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Anthonay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Anthonay family to Ireland
Some of the Anthonay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Anthonay family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Anthonays to arrive on North American shores: Andrew Anthony who settled in Virginia in 1637; Edward Anthony arrived in Barbados in 1687; Jean Anthony settled in Charles Town SC
in 1763 and many more. In Newfoundland, Matthew Antony settled in Trinity Harbor in 1682.