The name Anglesh is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the Old English personal name Angel,
which is derived from the Latin Angelus
and the Greek Angelos,
which means a messenger.
The personal name also appeared in the feminine forms of Angela
Early Origins of the Anglesh family
The surname Anglesh was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times, some say before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William in 1066 A.D. It is likely that this name originated in one of the conquering families of Angles who settled in Lancashire
after the conquest of the Strathclyde Britons
. The name was written in early records as Anglicus, but the name was carried from England
to France as D'Anglars.
Early History of the Anglesh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anglesh research.Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1694, 1636, 1655 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Anglesh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Anglesh 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. Anglesh has been spelled many different ways, including Angell, Angel, Angle, Anegall, Anegal, Anegoll and others.
Early Notables of the Anglesh family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Charles Frederick Angell, Camberwell in Surrey; Thomas Angell (c.1618-1694), English settler, one of the four men who wintered with Roger Williams at Seekonk, Plymouth Colony, in early 1636, and then... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Anglesh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Anglesh family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Angleshs to arrive in North America: John Angell of England
who settled in Rhode Island in 1631. In Newfoundland, Samuel Angell who settled in Petty Harbourin 1725; Samuel Angel was a fisherman of St. John's in 1790.
The Anglesh Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Stare super vias antiquas
Motto Translation: I stand in the track of my ancestors.