The Danctil name comes from that Medieval landscape of northern France known as Normandy
. The name Danctil was originally derived from a family having lived in Normandy
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Danctil family
The surname Danctil was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where this distinguished family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Danctil family
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Danctil Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Danctil is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Anctill, Anctil, Anquetil, Antil, Antile, Antille, Anctille, Anctile, Anquetile, Anquetille, d'Anctill, d'Anctille, d'Anctil, d'Anquetil, d'Antil, d'Antile, d'Antille, Danctill, Danctil, Danctile, Danctille, Danquetil, Anktill, Anktil, Anktille, Anktile, Antel, Antle and many more.
Early Notables of the Danctil family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Edward Antill (1658-1725), an English-born, American merchant and attorney who was prominent in the early history of Province of New York and the Province of New Jersey. His son... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Danctil Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Danctil family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Danctil has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Danctil were Robert Antle or Antill was settled in Newfoundland by the year 1835; William Antle settled in the same province by the year 1836; as well as George Antell and Barney Antle who settled there by the year 1871.