Origin of Anthonywith unhistoric -h- from Classical Latin Antonius, name of a Roman gens
- Anthony is a first name that can be given to males, or a surname.
An example of the shortening of the name Anthony is Tony.
- Anthony can be defined as the last name of U.S. suffragist Susan Brownell Anthony who organized the National Woman Suffrage Association.
An example of someone who worked closely with Susan Brownell Anthony for the same cause was Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
- The definition of Anthony can refer to St. Anthony who was an Egyptian hermit.
An example of an accomplishment of St. Anthony was the founding of monasticism.
- ( 251?-356?); Egypt. hermit: founder of Christian monasticism: his day is Jan. 17: called the Great
- (1195-1231); Franciscan friar in France & Italy, born in Portugal: his day is June 13also called Saint Anthony of Padua
- seeMark Antony
- 1820-1906; U.S. leader in the movement for women's suffrage
From Latin Antonius, name of a Roman gens (with excrescent -h- suggested by an unetymological assoication with Greek ἄνθος (anthos, “flower”)). The Roman clan name is of uncertain etymology, but is not Greek or Hebrew; most likely of Etruscan origin.
The reference to "Antonius" - swineherd patron and to pigs is especially noteworthy in Anthony from the "Online Etymology Dictionary":
- "[...] St. Anthony (4c.), Egyptian hermit, patron saint of swineherds, to whom one of each litter was usually vowed, hence Anthony for "smallest pig of the litter (1660s; in condensed form tantony pig from 1590s)[...]"
- She wrote with the rapidity of Walter Scott and the regularity of Anthony Trollope.
- Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury) >>
- He is the Magyarizer of Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra, Othello, Macbeth, Henry VIII., Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet and Tempest, as also of some of the best pieces of Burns, Moore, Byron, Shelley, Milton, Beranger, Lamartine, Victor Hugo, Goethe and others.
- ANTHONY ASHLEY COOPER SHAFTESBURY, 1ST EARL OF (1621-1683), son of Sir John Cooper of Rockbourne in Hampshire, and of Anne, the only child of Sir Anthony Ashley, Bart., and was born at Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, on the 22nd of July 1621.
- In 1745 he entered the 1 He succeeded his cousin, Solomon Van Rensselaer (1744-1852), who was in the regular army in 1792-1800, who had fought under General Anthony Wayne at Maumee Rapids in 1794 and under Stephen Van Rensselaer at Queenston Heights in 1812, and who was in the House of Representatives in 1819-1822.