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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?




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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




Domestic Servant


General Servant


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Anthonys in 1921
Coal Miner




Coal Miner Hewer


Farm Hands


General Labourer


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