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Anselm is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from the Germanic personal name Ansell composed of the elements ans, which means god, and helm, which means protection or helmet.

Anselm Early Origins



The surname Anselm 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.

St Anselm of Aosta (c. 1033-1109), was a theologian, abbot of Bec, and Archbishop of Canterbury.


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Anselm Spelling Variations


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Anselm Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Anselm family name include Ansell, Ancell, Ancelle, Anselm, Anselme, Anstrell and many more.

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Anselm Early History


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Anselm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anselm research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1660, 1929 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Anselm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anselm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Anselm Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Anselm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anselm In Ireland


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Anselm In Ireland



Some of the Anselm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Anselm family to immigrate North America:

Anselm Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bonomi Anselm, aged 28, originally from London, arrived in New York in 1901 aboard the ship "Lucania" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFVS-M4H : 6 December 2014), Bonomi Anselm, 22 Jun 1901; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Johanna Anselm, aged 18, originally from Baden, Germany, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "President Grant" from Hamburg, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFMY-JPL : 6 December 2014), Johanna Anselm, 11 Nov 1909; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name President Grant, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Gustaf Anselm, aged 24, originally from Freiburg, Germany, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "America" from Bremen, Germany [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VQ-GX9 : 6 December 2014), Gustaf Anselm, 24 Dec 1921; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Meta Anselm, aged 31, originally from Hamburg, Germany, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Columbus" from Bremen, Germany [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNWX-SXS : 6 December 2014), Meta Anselm, 10 Oct 1924; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Columbus, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Citations


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFVS-M4H : 6 December 2014), Bonomi Anselm, 22 Jun 1901; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFMY-JPL : 6 December 2014), Johanna Anselm, 11 Nov 1909; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name President Grant, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VQ-GX9 : 6 December 2014), Gustaf Anselm, 24 Dec 1921; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNWX-SXS : 6 December 2014), Meta Anselm, 10 Oct 1924; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Columbus, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Anselm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Anselm 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.

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