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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from a vernacular form, common in the Rhineland, of the personal name Antonius (see Anthony).
  • German : variant of Ander.
  • Greek : metronymic from Anthē (genitive Anthēs), a female personal name derived from anthos ‘flower’, or a reduced form of any of various other names ending in -anthē such as Rhodanthē ‘rose flower’.

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