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This surname was found in various counties and was derived from the Old English "anstiga" which meant "narrow or lonely track" There are multiple listings in the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
including: Leicestershire (Anstige), East and West Anstey, Devon (Anestinga) Ansty, Warwickshire (Anestie), Ansty Cross, Higher Ansty, Dorset (Anesty) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Anstey Early Origins



The surname Anstey was first found in Wiltshire in eastern England, where the family name had been settled from very ancient times.

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Anstey Spelling Variations


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Anstey Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Anstey family name include Anstey, Anstie, Ansty, Anstay, Anstee and others.

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Anstey Early History


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Anstey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anstey research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1692, 1724, 1805, 1669, 1744, 1718 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Anstey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anstey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Anstey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Christopher Anstey (1724-1805), English writer and poet; John Anstis (1669-1744), English officer of arms and antiquarian who became Garter...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Anstey Notables 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Anstey surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Anstey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Anstey who landed in Philadelphia in 1701 then proceeded westward
  • Charles Anstey in Twillingate in 1768

Anstey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Anstey in Vere Island in 1830

Anstey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Anstey, who landed in Newfoundland in 1706 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Anstey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anne Anstey in Greenspond, Newfoundland in 1829 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Charles Anstey was a fisherman in Bluff Head, Newfoundland in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • William Anstey in Leading Tickles, Newfoundland in 1845 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Elizabeth Anstey in Grand Bank, Newfoundland in 1852 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Anstey was a fisherman of Merritts Harbour in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Anstey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Caroline Anstey, aged 18, a maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Anstey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Anstey (post 1700)



  • Thomas Chisholm Anstey (1816-1873), English lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Hong Kong
  • F. Anstey (1856-1934), pseudonym for Thomas Anstey Guthrie, an English novelist and journalist
  • Brendel Anstey (1887-1933), English footballer who played for Aston Villa and Leicester City from 1911 to 1919
  • Edgar Anstey OBE (1907-1987), British documentary film-maker
  • Christopher Anstey (1724-1805), English writer and poet, known for his New Bath Guide
  • Bruce Anstey MNZM (b. 1969), New Zealand professional motorcycle road racer
  • Nigel Anstey, British geophysicist, known for his work in seismic exploration
  • Harry Anstey (1847-1927), Australian prospector and politician; he led the prospecting expedition that discovered gold in the Yilgarn leading to the gold rush that established Western Australia's Eastern Goldfields
  • Francis George "Frank" Anstey (1865-1940), Australian politician who served 38 years as a Labor member of the Victorian and Commonwealth parliaments, Member of the Australian Parliament for Bourke (1910-1934)
  • Christopher John "Chris" Anstey (b. 1975), Australian former NBA basketball player, NBL's Most Improved Player (1996), NBL Best Sixth Man (2001), Gaze Medal winner (2002)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Anstey Historic Events


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Anstey Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Peter Robert Anstey (b. 1924), English Boy 1st Class from Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

The Anstey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Anstey 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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