Ansart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Ansart family
The surname Ansart 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 Ansart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ansart 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 Ansart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ansart Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Ansart has appeared include Endesore, Endasour, Endsour, Endasore, Endsaw, Endesaw, Endasaw, Endshaw, Endshore, Enshore, Enshaw, Ensor, Enser and many more.
Early Notables of the Ansart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ansart family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ansart arrived in North America very early: 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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