Antoni History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Antoni is one of the surnames to have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common names created at that time in the region of Tuscany. The surname Antoni came from the given name Antonius, which in English is known in the forms Anthony and Antony. The given name Antonius means inestimable or strength. The Antoni family surname has its roots in the ancient Roman period and possibly earlier, in the Etruscan period. The most famous member of this family is Marc Antony (Marcus Antonius), the famous Roman general, politician and orator born in 83 B.C. Antony was of a distinguished family related to Julius Caesar. After Caesar's assassination Antony aroused the masses against the conspirators who murdered his relative and patron. Perhaps the most memorable aspect of his life was his love affair with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. The tragic end of this couple has been the subject of much literature, including one of Shakespeare's plays.

Early History of the Antoni family

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Antoni Spelling Variations

Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Antoni. These spelling variations include Antony, Anthony, Antni, Antnia, Antnio, Antoni, Antonia, Antonio, De Antoni, Di Antonio, Antonèllo, D'Antonio, Antonello, Antonelli, Antonetti, Antonetto, Antonietti, Antonazzi, Antonazzo, Antoniutti, Antonioli, Antuoni, Antonino, Antonicelli, Antonucci, Antognini, Antognetti, Antognoli, Toni, Tony, Tonelli, Tonicello, Tonello, Tonino, Tonini, Tonizzo, Tonolli and many more.

Early Notables of the Antoni family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Antonia of Baux (c. 1355-1374), the second Queen consort of Frederick III, King of Sicily (1372-1374.) Antonio de Messina, was a painter in Messina, born in 1430. He specialized in still life, his most famous work is "St. Jerome in His Study" which is on display in the art gallery in London England today. Silvio Antonio was a humanist scholar born in...
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United States Antoni migration to the United States +

Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Antoni were

Antoni Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Paulius Antoni, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Jacob Antoni, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
Antoni Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Louis Antoni, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Aug. Antoni, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • C. Antoni, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Battista Antoni, aged 10, who settled in America from Pietranuloa, Italy, in 1893
  • Anna Antoni, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1895
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Antoni Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Clotilde Antoni, aged 39, who landed in America from Guallieri, in 1902
  • Baccinoma Antoni, aged 26, who landed in America from Caiazzo, Italy, in 1905
  • Borbala Antoni, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Carmela Antoni, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Antonia Antoni, aged 22, who landed in America from Tropani, Sicily, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Antoni (post 1700) +

  • Robert "Stewkey" Antoni (b. 1947), American musician
  • Mark De Gli Antoni (b. 1962), American composer
  • Brian Antoni (b. 1958), American author, best known for his work "South Beach: The Novel"
  • Valdete Antoni (b. 1953), Albanian poet
  • Robert Antoni (b. 1958), West Indian writer
  • Lorenc Antoni (1909-1991), Kosovo Albanian composer, conductor, and ethnomusicologist
  • Jennipher Antoni (b. 1976), German actress
  • Janine Antoni (b. 1964), Bahamian artist
  • Dmitri Antoni (b. 1983), Estonian bronze medalist figure skater
  • Josep Antoni Noya Bou (1939-2021), Spanish professional footballer who played as a forward

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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