Gannesford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Gannesford is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the region of Gaye which was located in France. The surname Gannesford was also a nickname which described someone with a happy or light spirited character.

Early Origins of the Gannesford family

The surname Gannesford was first found in Durham at Gainford, a parish, in the unions of Teesdale, Darlington, and Auckland. "This place was anciently a seigniory detached from the palatinate jurisdiction of the county, and invested with several valuable privileges and immunities. It appears to have been indebted for its origin to Egfrid, Bishop of Lindisfarne, who founded a church, which in 830 he gave to the see, together with the lands annexed to it, and which continued to form part of the episcopal possessions till the commencement of the 11th century." [1]

Important Dates for the Gannesford family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gannesford research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gannesford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gannesford Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Gannesford has been spelled many different ways, including Gainsford, Gaynesford, Gainford, Gaynsford, Ganesford and many more.

Early Notables of the Gannesford family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Gannesford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gannesford family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Gannesfords to arrive in North America: Mathias Gainsford who settled in Maryland in 1774 and Arthur Gainsford, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1876.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate