100% Satisfaction Guarantee - no headaches!
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The clans of the Pictish people in ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Angus. It was a name for a person with great strength. The surname Angus was originally derived from the Gaelic word Aengus.

 More

The surname Angus 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 of England 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' " [1]

In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Angus has appeared Angus, Anguish, Anguis, Angos, Angas, Anegous, Anegos, Enguish and many more.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Angus research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1297, 1305, 1358, 1350, 1391 and 1955 are included under the topic Early Angus History in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

More information is included under the topic Early Angus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Some of the Angus 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.

 More

Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Angus:

Angus Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Daniel, Robert, William and John Angus who all arrived in New York in 1775
  • Robert Angus who settled in New York in 1776
  • James Angus, who arrived in New York in 1776

Angus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • William Angus, who landed in America in 1806
  • John Angus, aged 26, landed in New York in 1812
  • David Angus, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1812
  • William Angus, who settled in Norfolk, Virginia in 1820
  • Nancy Angus, who landed in New York in 1827


Angus Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century



Angus Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Thos Angus, aged 33, landed in Canada in 1811

Angus Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century


  • A Angus, who landed in St John, New Brunswick in 1907

Angus Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Angus, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • Henry Angus arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1848
  • F. Angus arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1849
  • George French Angus arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Countess of Yarborough" in 1850
  • William Angus, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Olivia"


Angus Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Robert Angus landed in Hokianga, New Zealand in 1839
  • W. Angus arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • Alexander Angus, aged 28, a cooper, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • William C. Angus, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Alexander Angus, aged 33, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oamaru" in 1878


 More

  • Van Angus, American Democrat politician, Chair of Fulton County Democratic Party, 1936
  • George W. Angus, American Republican politician, Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Claremont 2nd Ward 1956
  • Felix Angus, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1920
  • Lance Corporal William Angus (1888-1959), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross for his actions on 12 June 1915 at Givenchy, France
  • Marion Angus (1866-1946), Scottish poet
  • Mr. William Charlton Angus (d. 1941), British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Angus H Angus (1893-1914), Canadian Timber Packer from Nova Scotia, Canada who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914
  • Richard Bladworth Angus (1831-1922), Scottish-Canadian financier, banker and philanthropist
  • Rita Angus (1908-1970), New Zealand painter


 More

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.

 More

Most Popular Family Crest Products
 
Angus Armorial History With Coat of ArmsAngus Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Angus Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageAngus Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Angus Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesAngus Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Angus Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainAngus Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Angus Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugAngus Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Angus Armorial History with FrameAngus Armorial History with Frame
Angus Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsAngus Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms

 More

 More

  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  11. ...

The Angus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Angus Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 21 February 2016 at 05:46.

Sign Up


100% Satisfaction Guarantee - no headaches!