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Anton Family History

Anton Name Meaning

German Scottish English and Romanian; Spanish (Antón); Polish (mainly Antoń); Czech (also Antoň): from a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Antonius (see Anthony ). This surname is also found in France (mainly Lorraine). American shortened form of various patronymics and other derivatives from the equivalents of the Latin personal name Antonius e.g. Greek Antoniades (compare Anthon ) Polish Antonowicz Slovenian Antončič and Antonič (see Antonich ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Antoni, Antos, Antoon, Anthon, Antol, Manton, Acton, Antony, Danton

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Where is the Anton family from?

You can see how Anton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Anton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Anton families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Anton families living in North Carolina. This was about 28% of all the recorded Anton's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Anton families in 1840.
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What did your Anton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Anton. 15% of Anton men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Anton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Anton were Clerk and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Anton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Anton. For the veterans among your Anton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Anton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Anton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Anton in 1944 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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