Canada Ansteys form a gallimaufry of offshoots of sub-branches, however they all have one thing in common, being that they can ALL ultimately trace back their ‘Anstey’ lineage to England, joining with one of the known English Anstey sub-branches (possibly via an American sub-branch).
So however Canadian you may feel, if you are an ‘Anstey’ (or ‘Anstee’, ‘Ansty’ or ‘Anstie’) you have plenty of English blood. Furthermore, the overwhelming majority of Ansteys in Canada are direct descendants of Hubert de Anstey, the first holder and originator of the Anstey surname in 1143.
There are many Canadian Ansteys alive today, more than in any other country apart from England, so we have created a page just for you, and we are actively seeking any research or other documentation such as correspondence that you might like to share with others on this Anstey project website. We are especially interested in stories regarding your earliest Anstey ancestors who arrived in Canada from either England or America; we are also very interested in Canada Ansteys who fought in any wars.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you possess and are willing to share said information.