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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : variant spelling of Anthes.
  • German : Humanistic Hellenization of Blume, literally ‘flower’, with reference to the Greek vocabulary word anthos ‘flower’.
  • German : Henry Antes (1701–55), German-American religious leader in PA, was a descendant of a certain Baron von Blume of Mainz, said to have altered his name to Antes to escape religious persecution during the Thirty Years’ War.

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