Ansar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Ansar family
The surname Ansar was first found in Staffordshire where the Edensors were originally found. Many of the family moved to Norfolk where the name was more commonly spelt Ensor and held Rolesby Hall from early times.  Two references claims that Edensor, a village in Derbyshire is also a likely an ancient homestead of the family.   One of the first records of the name was Adam de Ednesovere who was listed in the Assize Rolls in 1247.  The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Richard de Edensore in Cambridgeshire. 
Important Dates for the Ansar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ansar research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1077, 1173, 1415, 1570, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Ansar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ansar 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 Ansar 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Ansar include: Endesore, Endasour, Endsour, Endasore, Endsaw, Endesaw, Endasaw, Endshaw, Endshore, Enshore, Enshaw, Ensor, Enser and many more.
Early Notables of the Ansar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ansar 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 Ansar or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)