Dear Susan, One of my ancestors was named James Ainscow. He was born in Manchester around 1876. He had three sisters, Ellen Emma and Fanny. His parents were William and Sarah Ann, but I don't know her maiden name.Of course there are lots of Ainscows in Manchester and surrounding towns like Bolton, Wigan and Southport. Not so many in the US. I haven't found any others in California where we live, other than immediate family. My wife and I and eldest son left England in 1960. I grew up in Manchester. My brother and his wife followed us to California 8 years later.