The first people to use the name Anania were a family of Strathclyde- Britons
who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived in Dumfriesshire.
Early Origins of the Anania family
The surname Anania was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Early History of the Anania family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anania research.Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1249, 1255, 1328, 1633 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Anania History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Anania Spelling Variations
Surnames that evolved in Scotland
in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations
. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Anania has appeared as Annan, Annand, Annandale
, Annardale, Annadaill, Annane, Annanie, Inyaney, Innieney, Inyoney, Inyanee, Aneny and many more.
Early Notables of the Anania family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Anania family to the New World and Oceana
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan
families back home. Many Scots even fought against England
in the American War of Independence
to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: J. L. Annan arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1850; and William Annan arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1875; with his brother.