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Ainley Early Origins



The surname Ainley 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, Lancashire, and Nottingham, where they gave their name to towns of the same name.

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Ainley Spelling Variations


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Ainley Spelling Variations



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.

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Ainley Early History


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Ainley Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Ainley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ainley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Atlanti c. 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ainley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ainley (post 1700)



  • David G. Ainley, American Antarctic Program ornithologist who studied penguin and skua populations at Cape Crozier and McMurdo Sound in six seasons, eponym of Ainley Peak, Antarctica
  • John Ainley (1939-2001), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1979-83
  • Greta A. Ainley (1896-1996), American Republican politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Manchester 1st Ward, 1956; Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1957-66
  • Richard Ainley (1910-1967), English stage and film actor, son of Henry Ainley
  • Joe Ainley (1878-1907), English cricketer who played from 1905 to 1906
  • Anthony Ainley (1932-2004), English actor, best known for his role as the Master in Doctor Who (1981-1989)
  • Henry Hinchliffe Ainley (1879-1945), English Shakespearean stage and screen actor

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 23 May 2016 at 13:57.

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