Onsloh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Onsloh name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Onslow in the county of Shropshire. The surname Onsloh belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Onsloh family

The surname Onsloh was first found in Shropshire at Onslow, where the family went "as far back as the time of Richard I., and probably much earlier. The first recorded ancestor is John de Ondeslowe, whose grandson, Waring, was father of 'Roger de Ondelsowe, juxta Shresbury,' whose son Thomas was living in the twelve [year] of Edward II, 1318." [1]

Important Dates for the Onsloh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Onsloh research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1571, 1641, 1660, 1801, 1601, 1664, 1628, 1664, 1622, 1688, 1641, 1685, 1642, 1721, 1654, 1717, 1708, 1710, 1714 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Onsloh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Onsloh Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Onsloh were recorded, including Onslow, Onsley and others.

Early Notables of the Onsloh family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Richard Onslow (1601-1664), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1628 and 1664, he fought on the Parliamentary side during the English Civil War; and his second son, Sir Arthur Onslow, 1st Baronet (1622-1688), an English politician who...
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Migration of the Onsloh family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Onsloh family emigrate to North America: Charles Onslow settled in New York State in 1728.

Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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