The name ‘Anthony’ originates from England. It is from the given name so spelled, which, with its cognates and derivatives is one of the commonest European given names. It is derived from the Latin word ‘Antonius’, an ancient Roman family name of unknown etymology. The most famous member of the family was the soldier and triumvir ‘Mark Anthony’ (‘Marcus Antonius’, c.83-30 BC). Aphetic forms of the given name are common in most European languages (English ‘Tony’, French ‘Toine’, Italian ‘Tonio’, Low German ‘Thon’, etc). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Anthony’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘John fil Anton’, from the county of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Anthony’, aged 21, a baker by trade, from the county of Middlesex London, England. He immigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of London aboard… Coat of arms: Erminois, in the centre of …
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