Antley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Antley is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Antley family lived in Anctiville, Normandy, in the diocese of Coutances. The Antley family migrated to England in the 11th century, settling in the county of Dorset.

Early Origins of the Antley family

The surname Antley 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.

Important Dates for the Antley family

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

Antley Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Anketill, Ankatell, Anketil, Ankatel, Anchetill, Anchetell and many more.

Early Notables of the Antley family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Antley family to Ireland

Some of the Antley 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.

Antley migration to the United States

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Antley name or one of its variants:

Antley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mabel Antley, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Majestic (1890)" from Liverpool & Queenstown [1]
Antley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Annie Antley, aged 28, originally from Ellesmore, who arrived in New York in 1902 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • Harry Ernest Antley, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "Arabic" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • Wilfred Lawrence Antley, aged 10, originally from Oswestry, who arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "Arabic" from Liverpool, England [4]

Antley migration to Australia

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

Antley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Antley, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Antley (post 1700)

  • Dr. Ray M. Antley (b. 1936), American physician who co-identified Antley-Bixler syndrome in 1975
  • Christopher Wiley "Chris" Antley (1966-2000), American jockey who had 3,480 career wins, posthumously inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2015

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXWZ-MPN : 6 December 2014), Mabel Antley, 29 Apr 1897; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFLC-V31 : 6 December 2014), Annie Antley, 15 Oct 1902; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFRP-NQM : 6 December 2014), Harry Ernest Antley, 05 Jul 1903; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Arabic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFRP-NNY : 6 December 2014), Wilfred Lawrence Antley, 05 Jul 1903; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Arabic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
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