An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2013
Where did the English Ansell family come from? What is the English Ansell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ansell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ansell family history?Ansell is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Ansell came from the Germanic personal name Ansell composed of the elements ans, which means god, and helm, which means protection or helmet.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Ansell has been recorded under many different variations, including Ansell, Ancell, Ancelle, Anselm, Anselme, Anstrell and many more.
First found in the English county of Kent where they were granted lands shortly after the Norman Conquest by King William the Conqueror in 1066 A.D. The family are believed to be descended from Pierre Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, Ansell being the abbreviation adopted by most branches of this noble Norman family who accompanied the Conqueror into England.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ansell research. Another 181 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Ansell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 53 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ansell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Ansells were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Ansell Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Ansell Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Ansell Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Ansell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ansell 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.
This page was last modified on 11 August 2012 at 01:17.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.