Ensor

September 12, 2014 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
Anglo-Saxon place name meaning “Eden’s ridge” or “ridge of prosperity”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Edensor, Endser, Endsor, Enser, Ensie, Ensy, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Sir Ensor Doone, captain and progenitor of the murderous band of Doones who terrorize Exmoor, in Lorna Doone, by R.D. Blackmore (written in 1869, set in the 1670s-1680s).
Ensor Doone (called “Ensie“; later re-named Jones), Carver’s young son, who adores and is adopted by John Ridd following the assault on the Doone stronghold, in Lorna Doone.

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