Annetts is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts
, a tribe in ancient Scotland
. The Annetts family lived in the lands of Arnott in the parish of Portmoak in Kinross (now part of the region of Tayside), where one of the first times the name was listed was in 1150 when Michael de Arnoth was mentioned.
Early Origins of the Annetts family
The surname Annetts was first found in the lands of Arnott in the parish of Portmoak, Kinross-shire
. The first chief, recorded, Michael Arnott, held those lands about 1150. David, of Fifeshire
, his successor was recorded in 1296 when he paid homage to King Edward 1st of England.
Early History of the Annetts family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annetts research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1400, 1502, 1600, 1608, 1639, 1918, 1497, 1536, 1497, 1498, 1680, 1652 and are included under the topic Early Annetts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Annetts Spelling Variations
The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations
. Annetts has been spelled Arnott, Arnot, Arnatt, Arnocht, Arnote, Arnett, Anetts, Arnette, Ernot, Ernott, Annett, Annetts and many more.
Early Notables of the Annetts family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was David Arnot, C.R.S.A., ( fl.
1497- c. 1536), Scottish canon regular and bishop from Arnot, Fife
, Rector of Kirkforthar, Fife
in 1497, Archdeacon of Lothian... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Annetts Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Annetts family to Ireland
Some of the Annetts family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Annetts family to the New World and Oceana
The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland
. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England
and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence
. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Annetts: David Arnott, aged 20, who settled in Virginia in 1716; John Arnott, who settled in Virginia in 1795; as well as Agnes, George, Jane, Samuel and William Arnot of one family, who settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1767. In Newfoundland, James Arnott settled in St. John's in 1812.
The Annetts 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: Speratum et completum
Motto Translation: Hoped for and Fulfilled.