The ancient roots of the Enteknap family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Enteknap comes from when the family lived in the area referred to as Enticknap Copse,
which was in the county of Surrey.
Early Origins of the Enteknap family
The surname Enteknap was first found in Surrey
, where this family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Enteknap family
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Enteknap Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Enteknap has appeared include Enticknap, Enticknapp, Entictnap, Enticdnap, Enticknaps, Enteknap, Anticknap, Anteknap, Anteknappe, Anekecnappe, Entick and many more.
Early Notables of the Enteknap family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Enteknap family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Enteknap arrived in North America very early: A. D Enticknap, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871; as well as Thomas Enticknap and George Enticknap, who came to Canada under the ".