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Ensley Early Origins



The surname Ensley was first found in the county of Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. But they also had branches in Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Nottingham, where they gave their name to towns of the same name.

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Ensley Spelling Variations


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Ensley Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Ensley occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Ainslie, Ainsley, Ansley, Anslie, Aynslie, Aynsley, Aynsly, Aynsle, Ainley, Endlsley and many more.

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Ensley Early History


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Ensley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ensley research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1296, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Ensley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ensley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ensley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ensley 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Ensley, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Ensley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Ensley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ensley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ensley (post 1700)



  • Jeane Ensley, American Republican candidate for the California State Assembly in 2012
  • Benjamin Ensley, early American settler to Howard City, Michigan, eponym of Ensley Street
  • Carol Denise Ensley (b. 1970), birth name of Carol Denise "Niecy" Nash, an American Primetime Emmy Award nominated comedian, model, actress, and producer, known for Clean House (2003), Reno 911! (2003) and Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
  • Harold Edward Ensley (1912-2005), American radio and television personality, best known for his television program The Sportsman's Friend; named "World Champion of Freshwater Sport Fishing" by Sports Illustrated

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Ensley Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Ensley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ensley 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 25 August 2015 at 07:59.

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