The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Enderby come from when the family resided in the village of Enderby, in the counties of Leicestershire
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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Migration of the Enderby 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 Enderby or a variant listed above:
Enderby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Abraham Enderby, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1750
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
- Keppel Enderby "Kep" Enderby QC (b. 1926), Australian esperantist and former leading Australian politician