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Early Origins of the Ainley family


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.

Early History of the Ainley family


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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.

Early Notables of the Ainley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ainley family to the New World and Oceana


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 Atlantic. 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

Ainley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Teresa Ainley, aged 42, originally from Grimsby, England, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J649-FM2 : 6 December 2014), Teresa Ainley, 04 Dec 1919; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Warren Ainley, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Ulua" from Port Limon via Cristobal and Havana [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XD-G2D : 6 December 2014), Warren Ainley, 22 Aug 1920; citing departure port Port Limon via Cristobal and Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Ulua, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Lewis Ainley, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1921 from San Juan, Puerto Rico [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VM-D6N : 6 December 2014), Lewis Ainley, 26 Sep 1921; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J649-FM2 : 6 December 2014), Teresa Ainley, 04 Dec 1919; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XD-G2D : 6 December 2014), Warren Ainley, 22 Aug 1920; citing departure port Port Limon via Cristobal and Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Ulua, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VM-D6N : 6 December 2014), Lewis Ainley, 26 Sep 1921; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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