Early Origins of the Anbray family
The surname Anbray was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. Aunby is a village in Lincolnshire
, which includes a Medieval deserted settlement visible as earthworks and cropmarks. Today the village is part of Carey Aunby and Holywell which had a population of 146 in 2001.
Early History of the Anbray family
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Anbray Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Anbray has been recorded under many different variations, including Anby, Aunby, Andbie, Andby, Andelby, Aunbey, Anbey, Andbee, Anbee, Anburey and many more.
Early Notables of the Anbray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Anbray family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Anbray or a variant listed above: Lewes Anbrey aged 13 who arrived in St. Christopher in 1635.