Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Ancel m. Old German Ansila, from Old High German ansi 'a god'.

Often confused with Anselm.

Belgium
Latin
1165 Anselli (gen) CartStBert 18
England
Latin
1222 ancelini (gen) StPaulDom p. 31
Early Modern English
1569 Awnsell OrpingtonKe p. 3
Walloon
1581 Anselo RWC p. 3; 1592 Anselo ibid. p. 23
France
Latin
2h12thC Ansellus (nom) NotSLdN III; 1093 Ansello (abl) CartStPC VI; 1135 Ansellus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1139 Ansello (abl) HAP p. 371, Ansellus (nom) ibid. p. 372; 1147 Ansello (abl) clairvaux-12thc 18; 1156 Anselli (gen) CartYonne1 CCCLXXXIII, Ansellus (nom) ibid. CCCLXXXIII; 1163 Anselli (gen) clairvaux-12thc 103, Ansellus (nom) ibid. 103; 1178 Ansello (abl) NotSLdN I; 1261 Ansellum (acc) ArrestReg-volI II, St. Martin; 1268 Ansellus (nom) NDParisII 2-V; 1269 Ansellus (nom) ibid. 2-III; 1273 Anselli (gen) ibid. 2-XLIII
c1170 Ancelini (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXXIV; 1231 Anselinus (nom) NDParisII 2-CV; 1260 Anselinus (nom) ArrestReg-volI XXI, Ascension; 1378 Anceleti (gen) hanquetvol1 858
Old French
1292 Ansiau (obl) HistHdVParis p. 116; 1296 Anciau paris1296 p. 30, Ansiau (obl) HistHdVParis p. 131; 1313 Anseau Paris1313 p. 30
1303 Anselet (obl) ArchReimsII1 XL
Middle French
1392 Anceau MemBret-II col. 598; 1404 Anceau HistHdVParis no. 4
1404 Ancelot HistHdVParis no. 4; 1423 Ancelet favier 147
Italy
Latin
1278 Ançellus (nom) BBC-Berg p. XLII; 1282 Anzellus (nom) ibid. p. XLVII; 1285 Ançellus (nom) ibid. p. XLIII
Switzerland
Middle French
1431 Ansel MHCG2 476
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Ancel". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Ancel.