A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Antos, 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.
Early Origins of the Antos family
The surname Antos 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.
Early History of the Antos family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Antos research.Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1802 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Antos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Antos Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Anton, Antonn, Annton, Antonne, Anthes, Antes and others.
Early Notables of the Antos family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Antos 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 Antos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Antos family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Frantz Anton, who settled in Philadelphia in 1750. Georg Anton settled in New Hampshire
in 1718; while Samuel Anton settled in New England