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The generations and branches of the Anison family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Anison comes from the personal name Agnes, which itself is derived from the Greek name Hagne, which means pure and holy. The name was also used in the Latin phrase Agnus Dei, which means lamb of God. The personal name Agnes was popularized by devotees, the early Christian martyr, Saint Agnes.

Anison Early Origins



The surname Anison was first found in the English midlands county of Nottinghamshire from very ancient times, where the family name held vast estates and were an important contribution to the early life and times of the county. They are recorded in the Domesday Book as holding lands and manors. The Domesday Book was compiled by Duke William in the year 1086 A.D.

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Anison Spelling Variations


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Anison Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Anison include Anniss, Anness, Arness, Annison, Arnison, Annes and many more.

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Anison Early History


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Anison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anison research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1402 and 1384 are included under the topic Early Anison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Anison Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Anison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anison In Ireland


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Anison In Ireland



Some of the Anison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Anison or a variant listed above: William Annis, who settled in Virginia in 1639; Thomas Anniss, aged 23, who settled there in 1683; as well as William Arness, who arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1685..

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