Ansteys Who Fought in Wars

Many members of the ‘Anstey’, Ansty’, ‘Anstee’ and ‘Anstie’ family have fought in wars over the past thousand years or so. In fact, the very first Anstey, Hubert de Anstey, played his part in the war that was ‘The Anarchy’ during the 1140s and early 1150s. Indeed it is entirely due to ‘The Anarchy’ that the ‘Anstey’ surname exists at all (see ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ Chapter One).

Our aim in this Anstey Story project is to try and commemorate as many of these Ansteys as we possibly can.

We have split them into two sections, being those involved in:

Anybody who has researched their Anstey ancestors’ wartime stories and wishes for their findings to be uploaded to the Anstey story project website, please contact us at

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