Antle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Antle is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Antle family lived in Anctiville, Normandy, in the diocese of Coutances. The Antle family migrated to England in the 11th century, settling in the county of Dorset.

Early Origins of the Antle family

The surname Antle was first found in the county of Dorset, in England, but for earlier origins the family can be traced to Tebotvilla in Normandy, where their territories were known as Weedon Beck. They accompanied Duke William of Normandy into England in 1066 and were granted lands in Dorset.

Early History of the Antle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Antle research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1901 and 1636 are included under the topic Early Antle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Antle Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Anketill, Ankatell, Anketil, Ankatel, Anchetill, Anchetell and many more.

Early Notables of the Antle family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Antle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Antle family to Ireland

Some of the Antle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Antle migration to Canada +

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Antle or a variant listed above:

Antle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Robert Antle or Antill who settled in Newfoundland by the year 1835 [1]
  • William Antle, who settled in Canada by the year 1836
  • Thomas Antle reached Canada in 1886

Contemporary Notables of the name Antle (post 1700) +

  • Spencer Antle (b. 1971), American fashion designer and founder of the Island Company
  • Vincent K. Antle, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, 1977 [2]


The Antle Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vade ad formicam
Motto Translation: Go to the ant.


  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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