Enser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Enser family

The surname Enser was first found in Staffordshire where the Edensors were originally found. Many of the family moved to Norfolk where the name was more commonly spelt Ensor and held Rolesby Hall from early times. [1] Two references claims that Edensor, a village in Derbyshire is also a likely an ancient homestead of the family. [1] [2] One of the first records of the name was Adam de Ednesovere who was listed in the Assize Rolls in 1247. [2] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Richard de Edensore in Cambridgeshire. [3]

Important Dates for the Enser family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Enser research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1077, 1173, 1415, 1570, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Enser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Enser Spelling Variations

Enser has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Endesore, Endasour, Endsour, Endasore, Endsaw, Endesaw, Endasaw, Endshaw, Endshore, Enshore, Enshaw, Ensor, Enser and many more.

Early Notables of the Enser family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Enser family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Ensers to arrive on North American shores: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Enser (post 1700)

  • John F Enser (1898-1962), American artist

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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