A family in the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland
was the first to use the name Annette. They lived in the lands of Arnott in the parish of Portmoak in Kinross (now part of the region of Tayside), where one of the first times the name was listed was in 1150 when Michael de Arnoth was mentioned.
Early Origins of the Annette family
The surname Annette was first found in the lands of Arnott in the parish of Portmoak, Kinross-shire
. The first chief, recorded, Michael Arnott, held those lands about 1150. David, of Fifeshire
, his successor was recorded in 1296 when he paid homage to King Edward 1st of England.
Early History of the Annette family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annette research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1400, 1502, 1600, 1608, 1639, 1918, 1497, 1536, 1497, 1498, 1680, 1652 and are included under the topic Early Annette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Annette Spelling Variations
In medieval Scotland
, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations
were the result. Over the years, the name Annette has been spelled Arnott, Arnot, Arnatt, Arnocht, Arnote, Arnett, Anetts, Arnette, Ernot, Ernott, Annett, Annetts and many more.
Early Notables of the Annette family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was David Arnot, C.R.S.A., ( fl.
1497- c. 1536), Scottish canon regular and bishop from Arnot, Fife
, Rector of Kirkforthar, Fife
in 1497, Archdeacon of Lothian... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Annette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Annette family to Ireland
Some of the Annette family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Annette family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, Ireland
, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan
societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Annette: David Arnott, aged 20, who settled in Virginia in 1716; John Arnott, who settled in Virginia in 1795; as well as Agnes, George, Jane, Samuel and William Arnot of one family, who settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1767. In Newfoundland, James Arnott settled in St. John's in 1812.
Contemporary Notables of the name Annette (post 1700)
- Albert Annette, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 14th District, 1901-02 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Shanna Annette Crossley (b. 1983), American professional basketball player
- Catherine Annette Hanshaw (1901-1985), American jazz singer
- Peggy Annette Whitson PH.D. (b. 1960), American biochemistry researcher, NASA Astronaut with over a year in space CITATION[CLOSE]
NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Peggy Whitson. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/whitson.html
- Sandra Annette Bullock (b. 1964), American Golden Globe Award and Academy Award winning film actress
- Annette Noble Morgan (1938-2001), American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives 39th District, 1981-97 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Annette Page (1932-2017), English ballerina, principal dancer with the Royal Ballet
- Annette Tison (b. 1942), French architect and writer
- Annette Jimerson (b. 1966), American artist
- Annette Beard (b. 1943), American R&B and soul singer, an original member of the singing group Martha and the Vandellas during the 1960s
The Annette Motto
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: Speratum et completum
Motto Translation: Hoped for and Fulfilled.