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Anai History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Anai has its origins in Spain, and is derived from the ancient Basque language. Anaia was a Medieval Basque personal name meaning "friar or brother." As a surname it signifies "son of Anai," who was the father of the original bearer.

Early Origins of the Anai family

The surname Anai was first found in the region of Galicia, in the northwest of the Iberian peninsula. Early records show that members of the Anai family were present in Monterroso and Lugo in Galicia, before branching out into Castile, and the Southern Regions of Spain. Evidence shows the surname Anai was in Salamanca, Cuena, Murcia, Málaga and Jaén during the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Anai family

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Anai Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: anaia, anai, anayas and others.

Early Notables of the Anai family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Anai family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jeronimo De Anaya who came to New Spain in 1578; and Beatriz De Anaya who arrived in Peru in 1598. Later settlers included Antonio Anaya, a Spanish soldier, who came to New Orleans in 1829.

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