Early Origins of the Ensley family
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
, and Nottingham
, where they gave their name to towns of the same name.
Early History of the Ensley family
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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.
Early Notables of the Ensley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ensley family to the New World and Oceana
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)
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
- John C. Ensley, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Jackson County, 1897-98
- John B. Ensley, American Republican politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Jackson County, 1921-22
- Charles Ensley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000
- Burley Ensley (b. 1881), American Republican politician, Employed thirty years with Auburn Motor Co., automobile manufacturer; DeKalb County Auditor, 1943; Chair of DeKalb County Republican Party, 1944