Anslow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Anslow is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the settlement of Onslow in the county of Shropshire. The surname Anslow belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Anslow family

The surname Anslow was first found in Shropshire at Onslow, where the family went "as far back as the time of Richard I., and probably much earlier. The first recorded ancestor is John de Ondeslowe, whose grandson, Waring, was father of 'Roger de Ondelsowe, juxta Shresbury,' whose son Thomas was living in the twelve [year] of Edward II, 1318." [1]

Important Dates for the Anslow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anslow research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1571, 1641, 1660, 1801, 1601, 1664, 1628, 1664, 1622, 1688, 1641, 1685, 1642, 1721, 1654, 1717, 1708, 1710, 1714 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Anslow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Anslow Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Anslow has been spelled many different ways, including Onslow, Onsley and others.

Early Notables of the Anslow family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Richard Onslow (1601-1664), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1628 and 1664, he fought on the Parliamentary side during the English Civil War; and his second son, Sir Arthur Onslow, 1st Baronet (1622-1688), an English politician who...
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Anslow migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Anslow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Anslow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dumfries" in 1839 [2]
  • Thomas Anslow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dumfries" in 1839 [2]
  • T. Anslow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Archer" in 1846 [3]

Anslow migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Anslow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Anslow, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [4]
  • Mrs. Anslow, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Anslow (post 1700)

  • Gladys Amelia Anslow (1892-1969), American physicist who was awarded the President's Certificate of Merit for service during World War II, elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1955
  • Stanley Thomas "Stan" Anslow (1931-2017), English footballer
  • Hubert Wallace Anslow (1926-2006), Canadian ice hockey left winger who played in two NHL games with the New York Rangers

Historic Events for the Anslow family

HMS Royal Oak
  • Benjamin J. Anslow, British Commissioned Gunner with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUMFRIES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Dumfries.gif
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ARCHER 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846RoyalArcher.gif
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
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