This noble and distinguished surname originates from "Antonius", an ancient Roman clan name which is believed to translate as "praiseworthy" or "priceless". Marcus Antonius circa 83 - 30 B.C., friend to Caesar, and lover of the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, was the most notable member of the clan. The surname developed in the medieval period, being first recorded in England in the 13th century, see below, and now world-wide has developed into over one hundred individual spellings. Examples of these spellings range from Antony, Anthoine, Anton and Antona, to Antoinet, Antonelli, Antognoli, and Antuk, and the patronymics such as Antunez, D'Antoni, Antoons, Antonssen, Antonov, and Antonwicz. The great popularity of the original baptismal name throughout Christendom, is largely due to two saints. The first being St. Anthony of Egypt (c251 to 331), founder of monasticism in the 4th Century, and the second, St. Anthony of Padua (1195 - 1231), who became a favoured disciple of St. Francis of Assisi. His learning and eloquence was so great that he is said to have drawn a congregation of fishes to raise their heads out of the sea and listen to him breathlessly! Amongst the earliest examples of the surname recording are those of William Antony, who was recorded in the tax charters of the county of Suffolk, England, in the year 1306, whilst in Germany in 1527 Schultheis Anthonius was recorded as being the Stadtschreiber (Town clerk) for the city of Kassel. The first recorded spelling of the family name in any country is probably that of John Antoyne, which was dated 1275, in the charters of the county of Worcester, England.Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Antalffy — ist der Nachnamen von mehreren Personen: Gabor Antalffy, Musiker Desider Antalffy Zsiross (*1885) Orgelvirtuose Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dezső Antalffy-Zsiross — (July 24, 1885, Nagybecskerek April 29, 1945, Monticello) was a Hungarian organist and composer. He studied with, among others Max Reger, Karl Straube and Enrico Bossi. In Budapest, besides being the resident organist of the Saint Stephen s… …   Wikipedia

  • Gabor Antalffy — (* in Budapest) ist ein ungarischer Pianist und Cembalist. Leben Gabor Antalffy verließ Ungarn 1956 und studierte in Freiburg bei Prof. Edith Picht Axenfeld Klavier. Von ihr erhielt er zudem die ersten Anregungen für das Cembalo, ging aber schon… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Liste der Biografien/Ant–Anz — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Robert-Schumann-Hochschule — Vorlage:Infobox Hochschule/Logo fehlt Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf Gründung 21. Dezember 1972 Trägerschaft Land NRW Ort Düsseldorf Bundesland Nordrhein Westfalen Staat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf — Vorlage:Infobox Hochschule/Logo fehlt Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf Gründung 21. Dezember 1972 Trägerschaft Land NRW Ort Düsseldorf Bundesland Nordrhein Westfalen Staat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Maîtres contemporains de l'orgue — Les Maîtres contemporains de l orgue, éditée par l abbé Joseph Joubert (1878 1963) et publiée par Maurice Sénart (Paris) de 1912 à 1914, est une collection en huit volumes qui constitue une importante anthologie de pièces pour orgue ou harmonium… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 1945 in music — Events*The Motion Picture Daily Fame Poll designates Bing Crosby Top Male Vocalist for the ninth straight year. *August 19 Dick Powell marries June Allyson. *Antal Doráti becomes conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. *Remo Giazotto… …   Wikipedia

  • Zrenjanin — Зрењанин   City   City Hall and monument of king Peter I of Serbia …   Wikipedia

  • Franz Liszt Academy of Music — The Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Hungarian: Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem , often abbreviated as Zeneakadémia , Music Academy ) is a concert hall and music conservatory in Budapest, Hungary, founded by pianist and composer Franz Liszt on… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.