Enshore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Enshore family

The surname Enshore 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 Enshore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Enshore 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 Enshore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Enshore Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Enshore include Endesore, Endasour, Endsour, Endasore, Endsaw, Endesaw, Endasaw, Endshaw, Endshore, Enshore, Enshaw, Ensor, Enser and many more.

Early Notables of the Enshore family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Enshore family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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..

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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