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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from an older spelling of the personal name Anton (see Anthony).
  • George Christian Anthon was a surgeon in the British Army, stationed at Detroit, MI, from 1767 to 1786, after which he moved with his family to New York City. He was of German origin, from Salzungen in Saxe-Meiningen.

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