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The ancient Scottish name Annan was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Dumfriesshire.

Annan Early Origins



The surname Annan was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area.

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Annan Spelling Variations


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Annan Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Annan has been spelled Annan, Annand, Annandale, Annardale, Annadaill, Annane, Annanie, Inyaney, Innieney, Inyoney, Inyanee, Aneny and many more.

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Annan Early History


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Annan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annan research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1249, 1255, 1328, 1633 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Annan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Annan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Annan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Annan Notables 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



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

Annan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Annan, who landed in New Jersey in 1718
  • Robert Annan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1761
  • David Annan, who arrived in New Jersey in 1776

Annan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan C Annan, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • J. L. Annan arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1850
  • W C Annan, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • William Annan arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1875 with his brother

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Contemporary Notables of the name Annan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Annan (post 1700)



  • James Annan, American climatologist
  • Daniel Annan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1888
  • Mrs. Andrew A. Annan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1924 (alternate), 1936
  • Alyson Regina Annan (b. 1973), Australian Olympic Gold medal winning field hockey player
  • Noel Gilroy Annan (1916-2000), Baron Annan, English member of the House of Lords and British academic
  • Anthony Annan (b. 1986), Ghanaian international footballer

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Motto


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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: Sperabo
Motto Translation: I will hope.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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    The Annan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Annan 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 23 November 2015 at 10:07.

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