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Multiple Origins for the Surname Anton


German


A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Anton, were formed in the lands which became the modern state of Saxony. In the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Anton Early Origins



The surname Anton was first found in Saxony, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The name is associated with Saint Anthony (Antonius,) the founder of monasticism and the patron saint of farmers. Although primarily a first name, Anton also became a family name as it gained popularity in the Middle Ages.

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Anton Spelling Variations


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Anton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Anton, Antonn, Annton, Antonne, Anthes, Antes and others.

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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 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1802 and 1817 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)



Prominent bearers of the family name Anton at this time were Carl Gottlob Anton (d. 1817), who was a high-ranking civil official in the city of Goerlitz in...

Another 28 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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
  • Hermann Eduard Anton (1794-1872), German malacologist
  • Suzanne Anton QC (b. 2013), Canadian politician, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of British Columbia

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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. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 January 2017 at 05:33.

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