Ensor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ensor family

The surname Ensor 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]

Early History of the Ensor family

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Ensor Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ensor has undergone many spelling variations, including Endesore, Endasour, Endsour, Endasore, Endsaw, Endesaw, Endasaw, Endshaw, Endshore, Enshore, Enshaw, Ensor, Enser and many more.

Early Notables of the Ensor family (pre 1700)

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United States Ensor migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ensor were among those contributors:

Ensor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wm. Ensor, aged 32, who settled in America from Attleboro, in 1892
  • W. Ensor, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Albert Ensor, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1894
  • G. A. Ensor, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1896
  • Nate Ensor, aged 1, who settled in America from London, in 1896
Ensor Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles Thomas Ensor, aged 34, who landed in America from Southport, in 1904
  • Caroline Ensor, aged 66, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Guy Ensor, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1906
  • Charles T. Ensor, aged 39, who settled in America from Scarborough England, in 1908
  • Lewis Ensor, aged 35, who landed in America from Peurhyn, Wales, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Ensor migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ensor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Ensor, British Convict who was convicted in Warwick, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [4]

New Zealand Ensor migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Ensor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Ernest Ensor, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Ensor (post 1700) +

  • Beatrice Ensor (1885-1974), American theosophical educationist, pedagogue, co-founder of the New Education Fellowship
  • E. Lavelle "Buddy" Ensor (1900-1947), American Thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame jockey
  • Joshua Fulton Ensor (1834-1907), American Republican politician, Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Physician; Farmer; Candidate for U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1890, 1892; Postmaster at Columbia, South Carolina, 1897-1907
  • Jon Ensor, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State Senate 28th District, 2002
  • John T. Ensor, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Maryland, 1890-94
  • D. B. Ensor, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944
  • Ernest Ensor (1870-1929), English-born, Irish cricketer
  • George Ensor J.P. (1769-1843), Irish author and lawyer, born in Dublin, of an English father [5]
  • Arthur John Ensor (1905-1995), Welsh-born, Canadian painter
  • Anthony "Tony" Howard Ensor (b. 1949), Irish retired rugby union player
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1837
  5. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020


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