The ancestors of the name Endersby date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Endersby family lived in the village of Enderby, in the counties of Leicestershire
Early Origins of the Endersby family
The surname Endersby 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 Endersby family
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Endersby Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Endersby are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Endersby include: Enderby, Enderbie, Endersby, Enby, Eneby and others.
Early Notables of the Endersby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Endersby family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Endersby or a variant listed above:
Endersby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Endersby who settled in New England in 1752
Endersby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Christopher Endersby, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Lysander" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Lysander.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Endersby (post 1700)
- Jim Endersby, Lecturer in British History at the University of Sussex
- Ralph Endersby (b. 1950), Canadian actor and producer