Eno History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Eno family

The surname Eno was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1148 when Enoc was recorded with taxable assets.

Early History of the Eno family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eno research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1182, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Eno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eno Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Eno were recorded, including Enoch, Enock, Enoke, Enocke, Enochs, Enos and others.

Early Notables of the Eno family (pre 1700)

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United States Eno migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Eno family emigrate to North America:

Eno Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Eno, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eno (post 1700) +

  • William Phelps Eno (1858-1945), American businessman and road safety innovator, known as the "father of traffic safety", despite never learning to drive a car
  • Amos Richards Eno (1810-1898), American merchant and developer; he built the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York City
  • Will Eno, American playwright
  • Jim Eno (b. 1966), American producer and drummer, founding member of the band Spoon
  • Jesse L. Eno, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Mansfield, 1908
  • Harry P. Eno (b. 1880), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Simsbury, 1919-20
  • Harry Eno, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Canal Zone, 1956
  • Ed A. Eno, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 9th District, 1920
  • Chauncey H. Eno, American politician, First Selectman of Simsbury, Connecticut, 1888
  • Chauncey Eno, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Simsbury, 1828
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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