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Anstis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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)


Early Origins of the Anstis family


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

Early History of the Anstis family


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Anstis Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Anstis have been found, including Anstey, Anstie, Ansty, Anstay, Anstee and others.

Early Notables of the Anstis 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...
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Migration of the Anstis family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Anstis, or a variant listed above:

Anstis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harold Anstis, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Ivybridge, England, in 1911

Anstis Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Anstis, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Charlotte Anstis, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • William Anstis, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Edward Anstis, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Alfred Anstis, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Anstis (post 1700)


  • John Anstis (1708-1754), English officer of arms at the College of Arms, son of John Anstis (1669–1744), English officer of arms and antiquarian
  • Toby Anstis (b. 1970), British radio and television presenter on the Global Radio-owned Heart network
  • Stuart Anstis, British guitarist and songwriter

Historic Events for the Anstis family



HMS Dorsetshire

  • Francis Albert Anstis, British Stoker 1st Class aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

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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. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

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