Tony

August 22, 2014 § 2 Comments

ORIGIN:
Shortened version of “Antony” / “Anthony“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Teun, Teunis, Theun, Theunis, Tone, Tonino, Tonio, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Tony (Anthony) Butter, the gardener at Amhurste Hall, who narrates “A Brother to Dragons” (written in 1886, set in 1586), and is made fun of by Humfrey Lemon and Bered Turnip for his envy of their large broods, in “The Farrier Lass o’ Piping Pebworth” (written in 1887, set circa 1600), from A Brother to Dragons, and Other Old Time Tales (1888), by Amélie Rives.

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