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Anton is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from the Latin family name Antonius, which is of unknown etymology.

Anton Early Origins



The surname Anton was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat in the Middle Ages.

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Anton Spelling Variations


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Anton 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 Anthony, Antony, Antonie, McAnthony, Anton (Scot), Anthoney, Enthony and many more.

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Anton Early History


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Anton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anton research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1607, 1568, 1585, 1655 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Anton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Anton Early Notables (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 Anton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anton In Ireland


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Anton In Ireland



Some of the Anton 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.

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The Great Migration



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 Anton name or one of its variants:

Anton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jeremy Anton, aged 22, landed in Maryland in 1684

Anton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Anton settled in New Hampshire in 1718
  • Samuel Anton settled in New England in 1718
  • Frantz Anton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Frantz Anton, who settled in Philadelphia in 1750

Anton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lorenzo Anton, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • P Anton, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Peter Anton, who landed in North America in 1852
  • John Anton, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • C T Anton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Anton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Richard Anderson Anton, who landed in Alabama in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Anton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Anton (post 1700)



  • Patricia Ann Anton (b. 1953), American Democrat politician, Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1972
  • Mark Anton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1952, 1956, 1964; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Essex County, 1953-55
  • James Anton (1914-2006), American politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1946-47
  • J. J. Anton, American politician, Mayor of Belleville, Illinois, 1925
  • George C. Anton, American politician, Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904; Industrial candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1910; Industrial Candidate for Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1916
  • Frederick Anton (b. 1934), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000, 2004, 2008
  • Frank P. Anton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 4th District, 1926
  • Suzanne Anton QC (b. 2013), Canadian politician, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of British Columbia
  • Hermann Eduard Anton (1794-1872), German malacologist

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Anton Historic Events


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Anton Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Sydney Anton, English Able Bodied Seaman from England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Anton Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Anton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Anton 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.

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