An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2013
Where did the Scottish Angas family come from? What is the Scottish Angas family crest and coat of arms? When did the Angas family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Angas family history?Angas was first used as a surname among the descendants of the ancient Scottish people known as the Picts. It was a name for a person with great strength. The surname Angas was originally derived from the Gaelic word Aengus.
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Angas has been spelled Angus, Anguish, Anguis, Angos, Angas, Anegous, Anegos, Enguish and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Angas research. Another 189 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1297, 1305, 1350, 1358, and 1391 are included under the topic Early Angas History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Angas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Angas family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Angas: William Angus who came to Norfolk, Virginia in 1774; Daniel, Robert, William and John who all arrived in New York in 1775; Robert Angus who settled in New York in 1776.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortis est veritas
Motto Translation: Truth is strong.
The Angas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Angas Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
This page was last modified on 27 October 2010 at 13:15.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.