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Where did the English Ainley family come from? What is the English Ainley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ainley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ainley family history?
Although the name, Ainley, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Ainslie, Ainsley, Ansley, Anslie, Aynslie, Aynsley, Aynsly, Aynsle, Ainley, Endlsley and many more.
First found in the county of Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. But they also had branches in Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Nottingham, where they gave their name to towns of the same name.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ainley research. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1296, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Ainley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Ainley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Ainley family name Ainley, or who bore a variation of the surname were Hugh Ainslie who settled in New York City in 1822; George Ainslee, who arrived in America in 1809; John Ainslee, aged 47, arrived in New York in 1812.
The Ainley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ainley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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