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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
(Anstige), East and West Anstey, Devon
(Anestinga) Ansty, Warwickshire
(Anestie), Ansty Cross, Higher Ansty, Dorset
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Anstice family
The surname Anstice was first found in Wiltshire
in eastern England
, where the family name had been settled from very ancient times.
Early History of the Anstice family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anstice 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 Anstice History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Anstice 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. Anstice has been recorded under many different variations, including Anstey, Anstie, Ansty, Anstay, Anstee and others.
Early Notables of the Anstice family (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 Anstice Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Anstice 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 Anstice or a variant listed above:
Anstice Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Moses Anstice, who arrived in New York, NY in 1832 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 Anstice (post 1700)
- Joseph Anstice (1808-1836), English classical scholar, Professor of classical literature in King's College London
- Sophia Anstice (1849-1926), née Catesby, English-born, New Zealand dressmaker, draper and businesswoman
- Vice Admiral Sir Edmund Walter Anstice KCB (1899-1979), British Royal Navy officer and aviator who served in World War II, Fifth Sea Lord
- Mark Anstice (b. 1967), Scottish explorer, adventurous documentary reality television film maker and writer
- Brigadier John Henry Anstice DSO & Bar (1897-1970), Scottish officer in the British Army during the Second World War