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Where did the Scottish Annandale family come from? What is the Scottish Annandale family crest and coat of arms? When did the Annandale family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Annandale family history?

The ancestors of the Annandale family lived among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Annandale is a name for someone who lived in Dumfriesshire.

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Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Annandale has been spelled Annan, Annand, Annandale, Annardale, Annadaill, Annane, Annanie, Inyaney, Innieney, Inyoney, Inyanee, Aneny and many more.

First found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area.


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Annandale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annandale research. Another 173 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1249, 1255, 1328, 1633 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Annandale History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Annandale Early Notables



Another 65 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Annandale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Annandale Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Emily Annandale, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1899
  • Sarah Annandale, aged 38, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1899

Annandale Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • John Annandale, aged 59, who emigrated to America from Dundee, in 1903
  • Bethel Inglis Annandale, aged 25, who settled in America from Edinburgh, in 1905
  • Wm Stanley O'Neil Annandale, aged 27, who landed in America from Wiltshire, England in 1910

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  • Thomas Nelson Annandale CIE (1876-1924), Scottish zoologist, entomologist and anthropologist
  • Charles Annandale (1843-1915), Scottish editor of reference books
  • Thomas Annandale, Regius Professor of clinical surgery at the University of Edinburgh


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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: Sperabo
Motto Translation: I will hope.

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The Annandale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Annandale 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 17 August 2014 at 19:50.

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