The ancestors of the MacAnthoney family arrived in England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name MacAnthoney came from the Latin family name Antonius,
which is of unknown etymology.
Early Origins of the MacAnthoney family
The surname MacAnthoney was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
in the Middle Ages.
Early History of the MacAnthoney family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacAnthoney research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1607, 1568, 1585, 1655 and 1613 are included under the topic Early MacAnthoney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacAnthoney Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Anthony, Antony, Antonie, McAnthony, Anton (Scot), Anthoney, Enthony and many more.
Early Notables of the MacAnthoney 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... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacAnthoney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacAnthoney family to Ireland
Some of the MacAnthoney family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 89 words (6 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 MacAnthoney family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name MacAnthoney or a variant listed above: 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.