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Ansell is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Ansell came from the Germanic personal name Ansell composed of the elements ans, which means god, and helm, which means protection or helmet.

Ansell Early Origins



The surname Ansell was first found in the English county of Kent where they were granted lands shortly after the Norman Conquest by King William the Conqueror in 1066 A.D. The family is believed to be descended from Pierre Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, Ansell being the abbreviation adopted by most branches of this noble Norman family who accompanied the Conqueror into England.

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Ansell Spelling Variations


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Ansell Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Ansell has been recorded under many different variations, including Ansell, Ancell, Ancelle, Anselm, Anselme, Anstrell and many more.

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Ansell Early History


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Ansell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ansell research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1660, 1929 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Ansell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ansell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ansell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ansell Notables 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Ansells were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Ansell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Ansell, who settled in Nevis in 1663
  • Elizabeth Ansell, aged 17, who settled in Virginia in 1685

Ansell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Ansell, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Peter Ansell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Ansell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Ansell, who landed in New York in 1833

Ansell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Ansell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolivar" in 1850
  • Elvira Louisa Ansell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wellington" in 1851
  • Stella Ann Ansell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wellington" in 1851
  • James Ansell, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"

Ansell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • T F Ansell landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1844
  • Thomas Ansell arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Endymion" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ansell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ansell (post 1700)



  • Steven A. Ansell (b. 1954), American violist
  • H. Sam Ansell Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 46th District, 1974
  • Jonathan Mark Ansell (b. 1982), English singer
  • John Ansell (d. 1689), English buccaneer
  • William John "Jack" Ansell (1921-2008), English footballer
  • Barbara Mary Ansell CBE, FRCP, FRCS (1923-2001), English founder of paediatric rheumatology
  • Rodney William Ansell (1953-1999), Australian who inspired the 1986 movie "Crocodile Dundee"
  • Cameron Ansell (b. 1992), Canadian voice actor
  • Alfred Edward Ansell (1876-1941), Reform Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand
  • Sir Michael Ansell, Chairman of the Equestrian Association
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ansell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ansell 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 13 June 2016 at 12:26.

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