Show ContentsAntill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Antill has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy. The surname is derived from when the family lived in Normandy, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Antill family

The surname Antill 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 Antill family

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Antill 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 Antill 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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Australia Antill migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Antill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Francis Antill, English convict who was convicted in Exeter, Devon, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 9th May 1844, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Antill (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Wills Antill (1830-1865), Australian cricketer who played for Victoria
  • Major General John Macquarie Antill Jr. CB, CMG (b. 1866), Australian Army officer in the New South Wales Mounted Rifles serving in the Second Boer War, and an Australian Army general in World War I
  • John Henry Antill CMG, OBE (1904-1986), Australian composer, best known for his ballet Corroboree

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook