Ansellbay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Ansellbay family
The surname Ansellbay was first found in the East Riding of Yorkshire at Anlaby, a township, partly in the parish of Hessle, but chiefly in that of Kirk-Ella, county of the town of Hull, union of Sculcoates. "This place was anciently a possession of a family of the same name, and in 1100 a great part of the estate passed, by intermarriage with its heiress, into the family of Legard." 
Early History of the Ansellbay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ansellbay research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1394, 1415, 1420, 1487, 1455, 1487, 1552, 1597, 1567, 1571 and 1574 are included under the topic Early Ansellbay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ansellbay 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 Ansellbay 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 Ansellbay include: Anelby, Anlaby, Hanlaby, Annlaby, Hannlaby, Anlabie, Anelbie, Hanelbie, Anselby, Ansallby, Ansalby, Hansalby and many more.
Early Notables of the Ansellbay family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include William Anlaby (1552?-1597), English Catholic missioner, a native of Etton in Yorkshire. He "matriculated in the university of Cambridge as a pensioner of St. John's College, 12 Nov. 1567, and proceeded to the degree of B.A. in 1571. He had been brought up in the protestant...
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Migration of the Ansellbay 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 Ansellbay 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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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.