Early Origins of the Ansay family
The surname Ansay was first found in the county of Roxburghshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. But they also had branches in Yorkshire
, and Nottingham
, where they gave their name to towns of the same name.
Early History of the Ansay family
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Ansay Spelling Variations
The name Ansay, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Ainslie, Ainsley, Ansley, Anslie, Aynslie, Aynsley, Aynsly, Aynsle, Ainley, Endlsley and many more.
Early Notables of the Ansay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ansay family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Ansay family, or who bore a variation of the surname Ansay were Hugh Ainslie who settled in New York City in 1822; George Ainslee, who arrived in America in 1809; John Ainslee, aged 47, arrived in New York in 1812.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ansay (post 1700)
- A. Manette Ansay (b. 1964), American author from Lapeer, Michigan