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Ensign Early Origins



The surname Ensign was first found in Kent 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 13th century when they held estates in that county.

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Ensign Spelling Variations


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Ensign Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ensign has been recorded under many different variations, including Ensing, Ensin, Ensign, Ensigne, Insin, Insing and others.

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Ensign Early History


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Ensign Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ensign research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Ensign History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ensign Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ensign Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ensign Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ensign or a variant listed above:

Ensign Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Ensign, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635

Ensign Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G H Ensign, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Mr. Ensign, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Ensign Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Norman Ensign, who landed in Canada in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ensign (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ensign (post 1700)



  • Sean Ensign (b. 1972), American singer-songwriter
  • Howard Ensign (1919-2002), American entomologist
  • Tod Ensign, American veteran's rights lawyer and Director of Citizen Soldier
  • Michael Ensign (b. 1944), American actor
  • John Eric Ensign (b. 1958), former United States Senator from Nevada

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Ensign Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ensign Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 August 2016 at 09:32.

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