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The name Antony was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Latin family name Antonius, which is of unknown etymology.

Antony Early Origins



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

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Antony Spelling Variations


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Antony Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Anthony, Antony, Antonie, McAnthony, Anton (Scot), Anthoney, Enthony and many more.

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Antony Early History


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Antony Early History



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

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Antony Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Antony 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 Antony Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Antony In Ireland


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Antony In Ireland



Some of the Antony 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Antony or a variant listed above were:

Antony Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Antony, aged 19, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Walter Antony, aged 23, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • John Antony, who landed in Maryland in 1661

Antony Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Antony, who landed in Massachusetts in 1750
  • Michel Antony, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795

Antony Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miss Antony, who arrived in North America in 1848
  • Heinr Antony, who landed in America in 1854
  • P Antony, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856
  • Peter Antony, who landed in Kansas in 1898

Antony Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Matthew Antony settled in Trinity Harbor, Newfoundland in 1682 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Antony Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Pat Antony settled in Harbour Grace in 1806
  • Nancy Antony, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833

Antony Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Antony, aged 22, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Sarah Antony, aged 20, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Antony (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Antony (post 1700)



  • Edwin Le Roy Antony (1852-1913), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 1892-93

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Citations


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  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Antony Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Antony 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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