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Anthon Name Meaning

German: from an older spelling of the personal name Anton (see Anthony).

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


Similar surnames: Anthony, Anton, Antoon, Thon, Anthes, Antoni, Antos, Antol, Danton

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Where is the Anthon family from?

You can see how Anthon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Anthon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Anthon families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 16 Anthon families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Anthon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Anthon families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Anthon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Anthon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Anthon. 22% of Anthon men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Anthon women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Anthon were Farm Laborer and Bookkeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Servant
    17%
  • Laundress
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Anthon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Anthon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 912 immigration records available for the last name Anthon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 522 military records available for the last name Anthon. For the veterans among your Anthon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Anthon lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Anthon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Anthon in 1963 was 93, and 91 in 2004.

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