Early Origins of the Aynsley family
The surname Aynsley was first found in the county of Roxburghshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. But they also had branches in Yorkshire
, and Nottingham
, where they gave their name to towns of the same name.
Early History of the Aynsley family
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Aynsley Spelling Variations
The name, Aynsley, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Ainslie, Ainsley, Ansley, Anslie, Aynslie, Aynsley, Aynsly, Aynsle, Ainley, Endlsley and many more.
Early Notables of the Aynsley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aynsley family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Aynsley surname who came to North America were:
Aynsley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Aynsley, aged 48, who landed in America from Calcutta, India, in 1904
- Kenneth Aynsley, aged 17, who landed in America from Lougton, England, in 1911
- John Aynsley, aged 28, who settled in America from Longton, England, in 1912
- Ethel Scott Aynsley, aged 31, who landed in America from Newcastle on Tyne, England, in 1913
- Ruth Laws Aynsley, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Newcastle on Tyne, England, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Aynsley (post 1700)
- John Aynsley (1823-1907), English potter, grandson of John Aynsley, established Portland Works in Longton in 1861
- John Aynsley (1752-1829), English potter, founder of Aynsley China Ltd., a British manufacturer of bone China tableware, giftware and commemorative items in 1775
- Bob Aynsley (1921-2012), New Zealand rugby league player who played five test matches for the New Zealand national rugby league team
- Cecil "The Red Flyer" Aynsley (1902-1975), Australian rugby league footballer of the 1920s and 30s