- Overview of the Canada Ansteys
- Canada Anstey Pioneers
- Canada Anstey War Heroes
- Canada Landmarks called ‘Anstey’
- Further Details on the Canada Ansteys
Overview of the Canada Ansteys
There is no such thing as a single ‘Canada ‘Anstey’, Ansty’, ‘Anstee’ and ‘Anstie’ sub-branch. Canadian 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 first via an American Anstey 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.
Having said that, there are many Anstey sub-branches in Canada who have long since settled there. Those sub-branches which we have begun documenting which have connections to Canada include the:
- Aynho Ansteys
- Coventry Ansteys
- Curry Rivel Ansteys
- Devizes Ansties
- Exminster Ansteys
- London, Ontario Ansties
- Kamloops BC Ansteys
- New York City, NY Ansteys
- Poole Ansteys
- Rugby Ansteys
- St Albans, Vermont Ansteys
- Trumpington Ansteys
- Twillingate Ansteys
Indeed it is possible that today more ‘Anstey’, Ansty’, ‘Anstee’ and ‘Anstie’s live in Canada that in any other country, including England!
Canada Anstey Pioneers
- Charles Anstey (b 1737) of the Poole Ansteys, co-patriarch of the Twillingate Ansteys
- Francis Ansty (b xxxx) of the Aynho Ansteys, settled in Pilkington or Nichol township in Wellington County, Ontario
- Francis Senior Anstey (b1837) of the Rugby Ansteys, patriarch of the Kamloops, BC Ansteys
- George Anstey (b 1884) of the Coventry Ansteys, settled in Victoria, British Columbia
- George Anstey (b 1886) of the Curry Rivel Ansteys, who lived in Brethour, Ontario
- John Francis Anstey (b 1855) of the St Albans, Vermont Ansteys, died in Prince George, British Columbia
- Paul Anstie (b 1824) of the Devizes Ansties, patriarch of the London, Ontario Ansties
- William Anstey (b 1741) of the Poole Ansteys, co-patriarch of the Twillingate Ansteys
- William Wilson Anstey (b 1827) of the New York City, NY Ansteys, first lived in Ontario
Canada Anstey War Heroes
- Charles Anstey of the Exminster Ansteys (b 1811)
- George Anstey of the Curry Rivel Ansteys (b 1886)
- Paul Anstie of the London, Ontario Ansties (b 1824)
Canada Landmarks called ‘Anstey’
- Anstey Arm in Shuswap Lake, British Columbia – named after Francis Senior Anstey of the Kamloops, BC Ansteys
- Anstey-Hunakwa Provincial Park in Shuswap Country, British Columbia – named after Francis Senior Anstey of the Kamloops, BC Ansteys
- Anstey Range, a mountain in Kamloops, British Columbia – named after Francis Senior Anstey of the Kamloops, BC Ansteys.
- Anstey River, part of Shuswap Lake, British Columbia – named after Francis Senior Anstey of the Kamloops, BC Ansteys
Further Details on the Canada Ansteys
We have already uploaded bits of information and documentation about the Canada 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 ‘Canada’ in the search box at the bottom of this page and a list of relevant pages will appear.
We are actively seeking any research or other documentation such as correspondence that Canadian Ansteys might like to share with others on this Anstey project website, especially stories regarding the earliest Anstey ancestors who arrived in Canada, whether directly from England or via America. We are also very interested in Canadian Ansteys who fought in any wars.
Please contact us at email@example.com with any such information if you are willing to share it.