Anness History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Anness is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came 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.
Early Origins of the Anness family
The surname Anness 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.
Important Dates for the Anness family
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Anness Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Anness include Anniss, Anness, Arness, Annison, Arnison, Annes and many more.
Early Notables of the Anness family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Anness family to Ireland
Some of the Anness family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Anness family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Anness (post 1700)
- Wilbur W. Anness, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1911 
- John Anness, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1871 
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html