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Wensley Early Origins



The surname Wensley 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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Wensley Spelling Variations


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Wensley Spelling Variations



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

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Wensley Early History


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Wensley Early History



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

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Wensley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wensley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wensley 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 were:

Wensley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Wensley, who settled in New England in 1639
  • Samuel Wensley, who arrived in New England in 1639
  • Richard Wensley, who came to New England in 1684

Wensley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Wensley, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1731

Wensley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard T Wensley, who landed in New York in 1841

Wensley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Wensley, Charles Wensley and Edwin Wensley who were all on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wensley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wensley (post 1700)



  • Dr. C D Wensley, Professor of Mathematics University of Wales, Bangor
  • Penny Wensley, Australian public administrator, Australian Ambassador to France, Officer of the Order of Australia (2001)
  • Robert N Wensley, Professor and Deputy Chancellor at the University of Queensland, Australia

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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Wensley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wensley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 14 March 2016 at 13:48.

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