Early Origins of the Wansley family
The surname Wansley 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Wansley family
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Wansley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wensley, Wendsley, Wendesley, Wensly, Wenslee, Wenslow and many more.
Early Notables of the Wansley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wansley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wansley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Wansley, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Wansley (post 1700)
- Thomas J. Wansley, American mutineer who led a mutiny, killing the captain and his first mate of the brig Vineyard on the night of November 23, 1830; he and others were convicted of mutiny and murder in 1831 and eventually hanged at Ellis Island on April 22, 1831
- Tim Wansley (b. 1978), American former NFL cornerback who played from 2002 to 2003 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Super Bowl champion (XXVII)