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The lineage of the name Anscomb begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the village of Hanscombe, in the county of Bedfordshire. The village name comes from an Old English personal name Han, and the Old English word camp, meaning "enclosed land."

Anscomb Early Origins



The surname Anscomb was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Anscomb Spelling Variations


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Anscomb Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Anscomb has undergone many spelling variations, including Handscomb, Hanscomb, Hanscombe, Handscombe, Handcome, Hanscom, Handscom, Hanscome and many more.

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Anscomb Early History


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Anscomb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anscomb research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1255 and 1634 are included under the topic Early Anscomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anscomb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Anscomb Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Anscomb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Anscomb were among those contributors: Thomas Hanscombe, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1635; Robert Hanscome, who sailed to Virginia in 1643; and Elizabeth Henchombe to Virginia in 1719..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Anscomb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Anscomb (post 1700)



  • Helen Anscomb, Canadian political candidate for the Truro by-election, 1987
  • Herbert Bertie Anscomb (1892-1972), Canadian provincial politician, Leader of the British Columbia Conservative Party in 1946, Mayor of Victoria (1928-1931)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Anscomb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Anscomb 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 September 2015 at 08:38.

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