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Origins of the Anthony surname

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About the Anthonys

We have a total number of 44763 records for people with the last name Anthony.

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Where do most Anthonys live?

In 1921, most Anthonys lived in South West.


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Interesting facts about Anthonys

How common is your surname?

883rd most common surname in the UK

We have 36,300 records for the Anthony surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Anthonys most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

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What are the most common Anthony first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Anthonys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Anthonys in 1921
Dressmaker

149

Laundress

112

Domestic Servant

91

General Servant

72

General Servant Domestic

71

Common Male occupations for Anthonys in 1921
Coal Miner

264

Farmer

139

Coal Miner Hewer

129

Farm Hands

107

General Labourer

99

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