Annely History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestors of the name Annely date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Annely family lived at Ansley in Warwickshire, and Annersley in Northumberland. The surname Annely was originally derived from the Old English name Ansleah.

Early Origins of the Annely family

The surname Annely was first found in Oxfordshire where the family held a family seat at Bletchington. "Ralph, surnamed Brito de Annesley, living in the second year of Henry II, (1156,) is assumed to have been son of Richard of Annesley, in the county of Nottingham, mentioned in the Domesday Survey. The estate continued in the Annesleys till the death of John de Annesley, Esq., in 1437, when it went to an heiress to the Cahworths." [1]

"Areley Castle [in Upper Areley, Staffordshire], the seat of the late Earl of Mountnorris, who, when Viscount Valentia, published his interesting travels in the east, is now the residence of his nephew, A. L. Annesley, Esq., who succeeded to his English and Irish estates." [2]

Important Dates for the Annely family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annely research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1585, 1660, 1614, 1686, 1673, 1682, 1655, 1701, 1681, 1701, 1689, 1727, 1620, 1696, 1645, 1690, 1674, 1701, 1676, 1710, 1677, 1737, 1710, 1716, 1606, 1585, 1660, 1606, 1693, 1761, 1744, 1816, 1770, 1844, 1793, 1816, 1808 and 1810 are included under the topic Early Annely History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Annely Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Annely are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Annely include: Annesley, Annesly, Annisley, Annisly, Annersley, Annersly, Anesly and many more.

Early Notables of the Annely family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Francis Annesley, 1st Baron Mountnorris and 2nd Viscount Valentia (1585-1660), an English statesman; Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey PC (1614-1686), Irish-born, statesman, President of the Council of State and Treasurer of the Navy, Lord Privy Seal (1673 to 1682); and his son, Richard Annesley, 3rd Baron Altham (1655-1701), Dean of Exeter (1681-1701); Arthur Annesley, 4th Baron...
Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Annely Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Annely family to Ireland

Some of the Annely family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 240 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Annely family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Annely or a variant listed above: William Annesley who settled in Barbados in 1669; Robert Annesley who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806; John Anesley who arrived in North Carolina in 1701.

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Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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