Early Origins of the Wensil family
The surname Wensil 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 Wensil family
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Wensil Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wensley, Wendsley, Wendesley, Wensly, Wenslee, Wenslow and many more.
Early Notables of the Wensil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wensil family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wensil Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans William Wensil, aged 35, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 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)