Antun History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Antun is one of the names carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is based on the Latin family name Antonius, which means "inestimable or worthy of praise." [1] Another source notes that it may have been derived from "the personal name; also a parish in Cornwall. Places called St. Antoine and Antoigni occur in Normandy. " [2]

Early Origins of the Antun family

The surname Antun was first found in Lincolnshire. "The name had become fairly popular in England in the 13th century, as having been borne by the great hermit of the 4th century. He was the patron saint of the swineherd. " [3]

Important Dates for the Antun family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Antun research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1607, 1568, 1585, 1655, 1613, 1550, 1623, 1550 and 1616 are included under the topic Early Antun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Antun Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Antun have been found, including Anthony, Antony, Antonie, McAnthony, Anton (Scot), Anthoney, Enthony and many more.

Early Notables of the Antun family (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 and the first Queen Elizabeth (1568.) Anthony of Knight's Close is the family seat. John Anthony (1585-1655), was an English physician, educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1613. [4] Francis...
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Migration of the Antun family to Ireland

Some of the Antun family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Antun family

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Antun were among those contributors: Andrew Anthony who settled in Virginia in 1637; Edward Anthony arrived in Barbados in 1687; Jean Anthony settled in Charles Town SC in 1763 and many more. In Newfoundland, Matthew Antony settled in Trinity Harbor in 1682.

Contemporary Notables of the name Antun (post 1700)

  • Joanne Antun, American politician, Mayor of Valley Stream, New York, 2010- [5]
  • Antun Gustav Matoš (1873-1914), Croatian poet and writer

Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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