When Elisabeth Catherine Ensley was born on 17 April 1843, in Scotts Store, Duplin, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Grant Ensley, was 46 and her mother, Judith E Lackey, was 44. She married Ansel Jameson Hall on 18 October 1863, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Scotts Creek, Jackson, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 March 1887, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Jackson Township, Scott, Minnesota, United States.
Americanized form of German Ensli or Ensle, pet forms of Anselm or Ernst.
English: possibly a habitational name from Ingestre (Staffordshire). The placename, which clearly gave rise to a medieval surname, shows various irregular developments over the centuries, an intrusive -l- being one of them. The origin of the placename is uncertain, though the initial element may be a derivative of Latin angustiæ ‘the narrows’, which would become engyst under Brittonic influence, and the final element may be from the river Trent. This would be topographically appropriate, as the river Trent becomes narrow near Ingestre.
English: perhaps a variant of Ilsley , with dissimilation of l-l to n-l, or a variant of Hinchley from Hinchcliffe with development of -cliff via -liff to -ley.
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