Books by Gary and Tom

Important Note:

See the Anstey Shop for details of which of the below books are currently available for purchase and in what format.

G. M. Anstey (Gary) and T. J. Anstey (Tom) are the overseers and chief researchers of the ‘Anstey Story‘ project. We have between us conducted many thousands of hours of ‘Anstey’ surname research, and we have currently co-authored four books on the Ansteys. The first of our books to be written was:

Anstey: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry

which was first published in March 2017 on Amazon. A second edition (coffee table hardback book) was privately printed in November 2017, and there is now a third edition, published in February 2019, which is currently available for sale at Amazon USAAmazon UKAmazon Singapore,  Amazon Australia, and Amazon Canada.

The third edition of Anstey: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ can also now be instantly accessed and read online in PDF format.

Click here for more details of how to purchase.

[Note: If this venture proves to be popular we will also offer our other printed books online as pdfs – let us know at]

The first edition of our second book,

ANSTEY: The Cambridgeshire Branch of the 1400s and early 1500s

was privately printed in December 2018.

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The first edition of our third book,

ANSTEY: The Devon and Somerset Branch

was privately printed in July 2018.

The first edition of our fourth book,

ANSTEY: The Stoke Gifford Branch

was privately printed in September 2019.

Gary is currently drafting the book

ANSTEY: A Complete History from the Norman Invasion to World War One

which will be published in 2024.

Anybody interested in being notified once this book is published please contact us at

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