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The Anglo-Saxon name Annesley comes from the family having resided at Ansley in Warwickshire, and Annersley in Northumberland. The surname Annesley was originally derived from the Old English name Ansleah.

Annesley Early Origins



The surname Annesley 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Annesley Spelling Variations


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Annesley Spelling Variations



Annesley has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Annesley, Annesly, Annisley, Annisly, Annersley, Annersly, Anesly and many more.

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Annesley Early History


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Annesley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annesley research. Another 333 words (24 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, 1693, 1761, 1744, 1816, 1770, 1844, 1793, 1816, 1808 and 1810 are included under the topic Early Annesley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Annesley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Annesley Early Notables (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...

Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Annesley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Annesley In Ireland


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Annesley In Ireland



Some of the Annesley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Annesleys to arrive on North American shores:

Annesley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Annesley who settled in Barbados in 1669

Annesley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Annesley who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806

Annesley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jackson Annesley, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Annesley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Annesley (post 1700)



  • Richard John Dighton Annesley (b. 1929), 15th Viscount Valentia, English Army Captain
  • Patrick Annesley (1924-2001), 10th Earl Annesley, English nobleman
  • Hugh Annesley (1831-1908), 5th Earl Annesley, British military officer, and Member of Parliament for County Cavan, Ireland
  • James Annesley (1715-1760), claimant to the earldom of Anglesea

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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: Virtutis amore
Motto Translation: Through love to virtue.


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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Annesley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Annesley 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.

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