Show ContentsEnderby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Enderby come from when the family resided in the village of Enderby, in the counties of Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

Early Origins of the Enderby family

The surname Enderby was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Enderby family

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Enderby 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. Enderby has been recorded under many different variations, including Enderby, Enderbie, Endersby, Enby, Eneby and others.

Early Notables of the Enderby family (pre 1700)

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United States Enderby migration to the United States +

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 Enderby or a variant listed above:

Enderby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Abraham Enderby, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1750

Australia Enderby migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Enderby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Enderby, (b. 1805), aged 28, English ploughman who was convicted in Lincolnshire (Lindsey), England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Emperor Alexander"on 6th April 1833, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1834 [1]
  • Mr. George Enderby Ling, British convict who was convicted in Lincoln, England for life, transported aboard the "Henry Tanner" on 27th June 1834, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Enderby (post 1700) +

  • Charles Enderby (1798-1876), son of Samuel Enderby Jr., explorer of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, founding member of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Samuel Enderby Jr. (1756-1829), son of Samuel Enderby, who ran Samuel Enderby & Sons after his father's death
  • Samuel Enderby (1717-1797), English entrepreneur who founded Samuel Enderby & Sons, a whaling and sealing company based in London in 1775
  • Sir John Edwin Enderby CBE FRS FInstP (1931-2021), British physicist, Professor of Physics at University of Bristol from 1976 to 1996
  • Prof. Pamela Enderby O.B.E., M.B.E., British Emeritus Professor of Community Rehabilitation for the University of Sheffield, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Speech and Language Therapy [3]
  • Keppel Enderby "Kep" Enderby QC (b. 1926), Australian esperantist and former leading Australian politician

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th April 2022).
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th January 2020). Retrieved from
  3. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook