Angas was first used as a surname among the descendants of the ancient Scottish people known as the Picts
. It was a name for a person with great strength.
The surname Angas was originally derived from the Gaelic word Aengus.
Early Origins of the Angas family
The surname Angas was first found in Fife
, where one of the first records of the name was Serlo de Anegus who witnessed a composition anent the tithes of Strathylif in 1229. Other early records include: Eva de Anegos of the county of Forfare who rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I
when he briefly conquered Scotland; William de Anegus who was a Scottish prisoner taken at Dunbar Castle in 1297; and Edward de Anegous and Laurence of Angus
who were Scottish prisoners taken in the capture of Stirling
Castle in 1305. "Michael of Angous, a Scotsman, in 1358, 'was foremost at the last capture of the town of Berwick by the Scots, and leapt over the walls the night it was taken' " CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Angas family
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Angas Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Angas has been spelled Angus
, Anguish, Anguis, Angos, Angas, Anegous, Anegos, Enguish and many more.
Early Notables of the Angas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Angas family to Ireland
Some of the Angas family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 105 words (8 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 Angas family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Angas Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Howard Angas, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Madras" in 1843 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MADRAS 1843. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1843Madras.gif
Contemporary Notables of the name Angas (post 1700)
- Richard George Angas (1942-2013), British bass singer, best known for his work with the English National Opera
- William Henry Angas (1781-1832), English sailor missionary who was captured by a French privateer, and imprisoned for a 18 months, son of George Fife Angas
- John Howard Angas (1823-1904), English-born, Australian pioneer, politician and philanthropist who emigrated to Austrlaia, the second son of George Fife Angas
- George French Angas (1822-1886), English explorer, naturalist and painter who emigrated to Australia, the eldest son of George Fife Angas
- George Fife Angas (1789-1879), English businessman who was instrumental in establishing the Colony of South Australia by founding the South Australian Company and later emigrating to Australia to become a member of the first South Australian Legislative Council
- Caleb Angas (1782-1860), Yorkshire agriculturist
The Angas 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: Fortis est veritas
Motto Translation: Truth is strong.