Annand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Annand was first used as a surname in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde-Briton. The first Annand family lived in Dumfriesshire.

Early Origins of the Annand family

The surname Annand was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area.

Important Dates for the Annand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annand research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1249, 1255, 1328, 1633, 1689, 1633, 1638 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Annand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Annand Spelling Variations

Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Annand has been spelled Annan, Annand, Annandale, Annardale, Annadaill, Annane, Annanie, Inyaney, Innieney, Inyoney, Inyanee, Aneny and many more.

Early Notables of the Annand family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was William Annand, Bishop of Glasgow in 1255; Henry Annand, Sheriff of Clackmannan in 1328, the town of Annan in Dumfriesshire took its name from the Clan; and William Annand (1633-1689), Dean of Edinburgh. Born at Ayr in 1633, "his father, minister of Ayr, was seriously assaulted by the Presbyterian women of Glasgow for...
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Annand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Annand migration to the United States

Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Annand Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Wm. Castel Annand, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States from Kincardin, in 1903
  • Janet Annand, aged 42, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1909
  • James Annand, aged 51, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1909
  • Barbara Annand, aged 23, who landed in America from Peterhead, Scotland, in 1911
  • David Annand, aged 22, who landed in America from Johnstone, Scotland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Annand migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Annand Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Arthur Annand, aged 37, who settled in Toronto Canada, in 1909
  • Charles Annand, aged 38, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1911

Annand migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Annand Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Annand, (b. 1841), aged 23, British mason travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1865 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Annand (post 1700)

  • Richard Annand, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1964 [2]
  • James King Annand MBE (1908-1993), Scottish poet best known for his children's poems
  • Walter J D Annand (1920-2002), Scottish aeronautical research engineer, academic and author
  • Louise Gibson Annand -MacFarquhar MBE (1915-2012), Scottish painter and film-maker
  • James Annand (1843-1906), Scottish journalist, newspaper editor
  • Edward 'Eddie' Annand (b. 1973), Scottish footballer
  • James Douglas Annand (1875-1952), Australian politician and mayor of Toowoomba, Queensland (1924 to 1952)
  • Douglas Shenton Annand (1903-1976), Australian graphic designer and artist
  • Baden-Powell "Bud" Annand (b. 1933), former Australian rules footballer
  • William Annand (1808-1887), Canadian publisher and politician in Nova Scotia
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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