Early Origins of the Ainlay family
The surname Ainlay was first found in the county of Roxburghshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. But they also had branches in Yorkshire
, and Nottingham
, where they gave their name to towns of the same name.
Early History of the Ainlay family
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Ainlay Spelling Variations
The name Ainlay, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Ainslie, Ainsley, Ansley, Anslie, Aynslie, Aynsley, Aynsly, Aynsle, Ainley, Endlsley and many more.
Early Notables of the Ainlay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ainlay family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Ainlay family, or who bore a variation of the surname Ainlay 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ainlay (post 1700)
- John M. Ainlay, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 8 aerial victories
- Benjamin Joseph Ainlay (1875-1966), American Republican politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives 50th District, 1915-17; Member of Nebraska State Senate 50th District, 1919 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html