Early Origins of the Annay family
The surname Annay was first found in Yorkshire
where "the pedigree begins with Sir William de Anne, Constable of the Castle of Tickhill in the time of Edward II." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Hunter states about this family: "it is a single instance of the male line being maintained in its ancient port and rank out of all gentry of the Deanery of Doncaster, summoned to appear before the Heralds in 1584."
Early History of the Annay family
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Annay Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Annay has appeared include Anne, Any, Ann, Anny, Annie, Hanne, Hanny, Hanney and others.
Early Notables of the Annay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Annay family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Annay arrived in North America very early: Christian Anne who arrived in Virginia in 1658; and Conrad Anne who arrived in Philadelphia in 1806