The Australia Ansteys

There is no such thing as an ‘Australia Anstey Sub-branch’. Australian 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.

So however Australian you may feel, if you are an ‘Anstey’ (or ‘Anstee’, ‘Ansty’ or ‘Anstie’) you have plenty of English blood and therefore rightly should always hope that England win the Ashes. Furthermore, the overwhelming majority of Ansteys in Australia are direct descendants of Hubert de Anstey, the first holder and originator of the Anstey surname in 1143.

We have already uploaded bits of information and documentation about the Australia Ansteys, and continue to upload more all the time (see Project Updates), however it is spread over various segments of the website.

The best way to find said information is to enter ‘Australia’ in the search box at the bottom of this page and a list of relevant pages will appear.

There are many Anstey sub-branches in Australia who have long since settled there and we are actively seeking any research or other documentation such as correspondence that Australian Ansteys might like to share with others on this Anstey project website, especially stories regarding the earliest Anstey ancestors who arrived in Australia from England. We are also very interested in Australian Ansteys who fought in any wars.

Please contact us at with any such information if you are willing to share it.

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