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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.

Anstead Early Origins



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.

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Anstead Spelling Variations


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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.

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Anstead Early History


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Anstead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anstead research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1350 are included under the topic Early Anstead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anstead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Anstead Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Anstead Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Anstead (post 1700)


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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-
  • 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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Anstead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Anstead 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 23 November 2015 at 10:10.

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