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Where did the French Antoine family come from? What is the French Antoine family crest and coat of arms? When did the Antoine family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Antoine family history?

The surname Antoine is a patronymic surname derived from the given name Antoine. Patronyms were the oldest and most common form of hereditary surnames. The personal name Antoine is derived from the Latin name Antonius, and was very popular in the Middle Ages thanks to the popularity of St. Antony of Thebes and St. Anthony of Padua. St. Antony of Thebes (251-356) is credited with the founding of monasticism. St. Anthony of Padua lived from 1195 to 1231.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Antoine, Antoinette, Dantoine, d'Antoine, Antone, Antoin, d'Antoin, Danthoine, Antoine, d'Anthoine, Antoinet, Dantoinet, d'Antoinet, Lantoine, Lanthoine, Anthoine, d'Anthoine, de Thoin, le Thoin, de Toin, le Toin, Antoinet, d'Antoinet, Lantoinet, l'Antoinet, Anthoinet, Lanthoinet, l'Anthoinet, d'Antoinette, Lantoinette, Dantoinette, Antoing, d'Antoing, Dantoing, de Toine, le Toine, de Toine and many more.

First found in Provence, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Antoine research. Another 565 words(40 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1620, 1625, 1700, 1789, 1791, and 1793 are included under the topic Early Antoine History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Antoine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Antoine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Antoine, who arrived in Long Island in 1687

Antoine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Claude Antoine, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718
  • Francois Antoine, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719

Antoine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gossen Antoine, aged 10, landed in New Bern, North Carolina in 1825
  • Denis Antoine, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1836
  • Bernard Antoine, aged 29, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849
  • Pilissier Francois Antoine, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1895

Antoine Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Marc Antoine, aged 30, arrived in Canada in 1642


  • André Antoine (1858-1943), French actor-manager
  • François Louis Antoine, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815


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  7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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The Antoine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Antoine Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 11 February 2015 at 14:09.

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