McAnthonay is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name McAnthonay comes from the Latin family name Antonius,
which is of unknown etymology.
Early Origins of the McAnthonay family
The surname McAnthonay was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
in the Middle Ages.
Early History of the McAnthonay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAnthonay research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1607, 1568, 1585, 1655 and 1613 are included under the topic Early McAnthonay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McAnthonay Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Anthony, Antony, Antonie, McAnthony, Anton (Scot), Anthoney, Enthony and many more.
Early Notables of the McAnthonay 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 McAnthonay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McAnthonay family to Ireland
Some of the McAnthonay 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 McAnthonay family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name McAnthonay 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.