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Where did the English Ensworth family come from? What is the English Ensworth family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ensworth family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ensworth family history?The origins of the Ensworth name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the area of Ainsworth in the parish of Middleton. Some instances, generally the Hainsworth spelling, come from Hainworth in West Yorkshire, derived in turn from an Old English personal name Hagena; while other instances of the name came from Ainsworth in the parish of Middleton, in Lancashire, from the Old English personal name Ęgen.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Ensworth were recorded, including Ainsworth, Ainsworthy, Aynsworth, Answorth and others.
First found in Lancashire in the town of that name, near Middleton, near Manchester.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ensworth research. Another 228 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1881 is included under the topic Early Ensworth History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Ensworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Ensworth family emigrate to North America:
Ensworth Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Spero meliora
Motto Translation: I hope for better things.
The Ensworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ensworth 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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