from very ancient times. But they also had branches in
, where they gave their name to towns of the same name.
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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.
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 Atlantic. 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)