Annen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the name Annen are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Annen was originally found in Dumfriesshire.
Early Origins of the Annen family
The surname Annen was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area.
Early History of the Annen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annen research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1249, 1255, 1328, 1633, 1689, 1633, 1638 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Annen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Annen Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Annen has been spelled Annan, Annand, Annandale, Annardale, Annadaill, Annane, Annanie, Inyaney, Innieney, Inyoney, Inyanee, Aneny and many more.
Early Notables of the Annen family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was William Annand, Bishop of Glasgow in 1255; Henry Annand, Sheriff of Clackmannan in 1328, the town of Annan in Dumfriesshire took its name from the Clan; and William Annand (1633-1689), Dean of Edinburgh. Born at Ayr in 1633, "his father, minister of Ayr, was seriously assaulted by the Presbyterian women of Glasgow for...
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Migration of the Annen family
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: J. L. Annan arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1850; and William Annan arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1875; with his brother.
Contemporary Notables of the name Annen (post 1700) +
- Edward J. Annen Jr., American politician, Mayor of Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1979-81, 1985-91, 1993-95 
- Clarence J. Annen, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1996, 1998 
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The Annen 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 Translation: I will hope.