A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Antos, were formed in the lands which became the modern state of
. In the medieval era,
was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of
who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.
, 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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of this family name include: Anton, Antonn, Annton, Antonne, Anthes, Antes and others.
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