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The present generation of the Anticknap family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the area referred to as Enticknap Copse, which was in the county of Surrey.

Anticknap Early Origins



The surname Anticknap was first found in Surrey, where this family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Anticknap Early History


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Anticknap Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anticknap research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1322, 1696 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Anticknap History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anticknap Spelling Variations


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Anticknap Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Anticknap include Enticknap, Enticknapp, Entictnap, Enticdnap, Enticknaps, Enteknap, Anticknap, Anteknap, Anteknappe, Anekecnappe, Entick and many more.

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Anticknap Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Anticknap Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Anticknap were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: A. D Enticknap, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871; as well as Thomas Enticknap and George Enticknap, who came to Canada under the "Petworth Emigration Scheme" between the years 1832-1837..

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