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Anselme is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Anselme comes from the Germanic personal name Ansell composed of the elements ans, which means god, and helm, which means protection or helmet.

Anselme Early Origins



The surname Anselme 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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Anselme Spelling Variations


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Anselme Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Anselme are characterized by many spelling variations. 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. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Anselme include Ansell, Ancell, Ancelle, Anselm, Anselme, Anstrell and many more.

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Anselme Early History


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Anselme Early History



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

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Anselme Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Anselme Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Anselme, or a variant listed above:

Anselme Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Claude Anselme, who arrived at New Orleans in 1719
  • Claude Anselme, aged 40, arrived in Louisiana in 1719

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Contemporary Notables of the name Anselme (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Anselme (post 1700)



  • Éric Anselme (b. 1978), French rugby league player
  • Bernard Anselme (b. 1945), Minister-President of the Walloon Region of Belgium (1988 to 1992)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Anselme Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Anselme 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 6 June 2014 at 10:54.

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