Show ContentsAntony History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Similar to many Austrian family names, the distinguished surname Antony is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Austria were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Antony is derived from the Latin family name Antonius, which is of uncertain etymology.

Early Origins of the Antony family

The surname Antony was first found in Styria, where this family name became noted for its many branches within the region. Each house acquired a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In later history, the name became a power unto itself and members of this most influential family were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

Early History of the Antony family

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Antony Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Anthony, Anthonny, Anthoni, Anthonie, Antony and many more.

Early Notables of the Antony family

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Antony Ranking

In France, the name Antony is the 5,445th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. 1

United States Antony migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Antony Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Antony, who landed in Maryland in 1661 2
Antony Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicholas Antony, who landed in Massachusetts in 1750 2
  • Michel Antony, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795 2
Antony Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miss Antony, who arrived in North America in 1848 2
  • Heinr Antony, who landed in America in 1854 2
  • P Antony, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856 2
  • Peter Antony, who landed in Kansas in 1898 2

Canada Antony migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Antony Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Matthew Antony, who settled in Trinity Harbor, Newfoundland in 1682 3
Antony Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Pat Antony, who settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in 1806
  • Nancy Antony, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833

Australia Antony migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Antony Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Antony, (Anthony), (b. 1795), aged 27, Irish ploughman who was convicted in Kidare, Ireland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Countess of Harcourt" on 3rd September 1822, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 4

New Zealand Antony migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Antony Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Alfred Antony, aged 22, a farmer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Sarah Antony, aged 20, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842

West Indies Antony migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 5
Antony Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Henry Antony, aged 19, who landed in Barbados in 1635 2
  • Walter Antony, aged 23, who arrived in St Christopher in 1635 2
  • Mr. Walter Antony, (b. 1612), aged 23, British settler traveling aboard the ship "Matthew" arriving in St Christopher (Saint Kitts) in 1635 6

Contemporary Notables of the name Antony (post 1700) +

  • Edwin Le Roy Antony (1852-1913), American Democratic Party politician, U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 1892-93 7
  • David Antony Leatherdale (b. 1967), former English cricketer who played county cricket for Worcestershire
  • James Antony Brayshaw (b. 1967), Australian media personality working in television for the Seven Network and radio for Triple M and a retired cricketer
  • Paul Antony Young (b. 1956), English singer, songwriter and musician; he received the award for Best British Male at the 1985 Brit Awards
  • Charles Antony Lyell VC (1913-1943), 2nd Baron Lyell, British recipient of the Victoria Cross 8
  • Sir Richard Antony Pilkington (1908-1976), British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Widnes (1935-1945) and for Poole (1951-1964)
  • Liam Antony Trotter (b. 1988), English professional football midfielder
  • Michael Antony Appleton (b. 1975), English former professional footballer and manager
  • Peter Antony Shippey (b. 1939), former English cricketer
  • Roger Antony Deakin (b. 1949), ASC, BSC, is an English cinematographer

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