The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Anstead come from when the family resided in Suffolk
. The surname Anstead 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 Anstead family
The surname Anstead was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Anstead family
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Anstead Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Anstead has been recorded under many different variations, including Hemstead, Hampstead, Hempstead, Hemsted and others.
Early Notables of the Anstead family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Anstead family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Anstead or a variant listed above:
Anstead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mathias Anstead, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1844 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Anstead (post 1700)
- Harry Lee Anstead (b. 1937), American jurist, Justice of the Florida Supreme Court (1994-2009)
- Harry Lee Anstead, American politician, Justice of Florida State Supreme Court, 1994- CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Walter Anstead (1845-1933), English first class cricketer who played six matches for Surrey between 1870 and 1872
- Nick Anstead, British lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication at the London School of Economics