Anstey sub-branches Overview 1400-1538

Numerous Anstey researchers have contacted us over the years, having bought one of the first three editions of our first book ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘, expressing the desire that the fourth edition (which is currently being researched and drafted ready for publication next year) should contain all of the known medieval Anstey research for the entire period from the  origin of our surname in 1143 right up to the introduction of parish registers in 1538, rather than ending in c1400 which was the ‘medieval’ cut off point of the first three editions.

This makes perfect sense, and so that is what we shall do, with the single exception of the Cambridgeshire Ansteys of the 1400s and early 1500s, about whom we know so much that they are fully deserving of their own book, which we have already privately printed in December 2018.

As such, the fourth edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ will contain an extra chapter entitled ‘Anstey Sub-Branches Overview 1400-1538‘. Anybody who has material on the Ansteys in this period please contact us at


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