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Wanslay Early Origins



The surname Wanslay was first found in Yorkshire the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Wensley, Count Alan of Brittany, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Later, the family held estates at Bagthorpe in Nottinghamshire. "Here is Wansley Hall, anciently the seat of Sir Ranulph de Wandesley; near which, in 1830, an urn full of silver coins was found." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Wanslay Spelling Variations


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Wanslay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wensley, Wendsley, Wendesley, Wensly, Wenslee, Wenslow and many more.

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Wanslay Early History


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Wanslay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wanslay research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1339 and 1509 are included under the topic Early Wanslay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wanslay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wanslay Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Samuel Wensley, who settled in New England in 1639; Richard Wensley, who came to New England in 1684; Thomas Wensley, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1731.

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