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The Anglo-Saxon name Anners 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.

Anners Early Origins



The surname Anners 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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Anners Spelling Variations


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Anners 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 Anners has appeared include Anniss, Anness, Arness, Annison, Arnison, Annes and many more.

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Anners Early History


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Anners Early History



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

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Anners Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Anners Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Anners In Ireland


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Anners In Ireland



Some of the Anners 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



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 Anners arrived in North America very early: 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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