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Where did the Scottish Annan family come from? What is the Scottish Annan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Annan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Annan family history?The ancient Scottish name Annan was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Dumfriesshire.
The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Annan has been spelled Annan, Annand, Annandale, Annardale, Annadaill, Annane, Annanie, Inyaney, Innieney, Inyoney, Inyanee, Aneny and many more.
First found in Dumfriesshire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annan research. Another 173 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1249, 1255, 1328, 1633 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Annan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 65 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Annan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:
Annan Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Annan Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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 Translation: I will hope.
The Annan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Annan 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.
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