For such a rare and unusual surname, there are a surprising number of alternative spellings including - Eneaer (1833) Eynore (1852) Enners (1670), Ener (1792) Ennear (1783) etc. It is believed that the surname in all its spellings, derives from the Welsh female name 'Ynyr', a pre 10th Century word meaning 'honour' however it is possible that some name holders may derive from 'Jenner', an early Latin occupational name meaning 'An Engineer'. The name development includes Oliver Enor recorded in London in 1597, Richard Enore who married Susan Mattson at St. Katherines by the Tower in 1606 and Mary Ennor who was christened at St. Saviours Church, Southwark in April, 1780. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Jane Eanar, which was dated 1590, christened at St. Olave's Church, Hart Street, London, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, 'Good Queen Bess' 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.