Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Anslow is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the settlement of Onslow in the county of Shropshire. The surname Anslow belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Anslow family
Shropshire at Onslow, where the family went "as far back as the time of Richard I., and probably much earlier. The first recorded ancestor is John de Ondeslowe, whose grandson, Waring, was father of 'Roger de Ondelsowe, juxta Shresbury,' whose son Thomas was living in the twelve [year] of Edward II, 1318." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Anslow family
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Anslow Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Anslow has been spelled many different ways, including Onslow, Onsley and others.
Early Notables of the Anslow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Anslow family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Anslow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Anslow (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Anslow family
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The Anslow Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Festina lente
Motto Translation: Be quick without impetuosity.
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