In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Enloe surname lived in one of the settlements called Henley in Oxfordshire
, and Warwickshire
. The surname Enloe belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Enloe family
The surname Enloe was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from ancient times as Lords of the Manor of Henley, the main line of the family producing the Barons Henley, the Earls of Northington, the Barons Ongley and many other knightly branches.
Early History of the Enloe family
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Enloe 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 Enloe 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 Enloe include: Henley, Henlee, Henleigh, Henlie, Henly, Hendleigh, Hendley, Hendlie, Hendlee, Henelly and many more.
Early Notables of the Enloe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Enloe family to Ireland
Some of the Enloe family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Enloe 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 Enloe or a variant listed above: Christopher Henley settled in Virginia in 1622; Ann, Dorothy, and Rebecca all settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1725; Matthew and James arrived in New York in 1768.
Contemporary Notables of the name Enloe (post 1700)
- W. G. Enloe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956; Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina, 1957-63
- W. A. Enloe, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Jackson County, 1864-65
- Isaac N. Enloe, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1902
- Benjamin Augustine Enloe (1848-1922), American Democrat politician, Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1869-72; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1872, 1880; Newspaper editor;
- Asaph Enloe, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Macon County, 1829, 1832