Thanks...any definite evidence linking the 2 names (Ansgot = Ainscough)would be great. Ive checked the Conqueror pages on Wiki already - thankyou. The Lincolnshire Ayscough families - of which there were many knights (fees) did become ardent protestants during the Lutheran era in Henry VIII time. However us lancashire Ainscoughs remained devout Catholics - many still are today - interesting!
Im blogging all things Ainscough here, and Im keen to find out more: http://ainscough-familyhistory.blogspot.com/
Also eel free to add to Ainscough on wikipedia - lots of people are adding info and its building up a nice picture - we dont have anything on the Normandy link yet - apart from your contribution which Jeff A forwarded to me.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ainscough