Annin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Annin was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Annin family lived in Dumfriesshire at Annan or Annandale.
Early Origins of the Annin family
The surname Annin was first found in Dumfriesshire where the first records of the family were "William de Anand [who] witnessed a grant of two camcates in the fee of Egilfechan to Robert de Brus, 1249, and John de Anand was cleric of William, bishop of Glasgow, 1255." 
"A family of this name, prominent in Angus from at least the thirteenth century, derived their name from the lands of Inyaney or Aneny now called Ananias. In old records the place name appears as Annand, Annane, Annanie, Inyaney, Inieneny, Inyoney, Invanee, Inneane, and Inianey. Adam de Anand, canon of Dunkeld, who witnessed charters by Gamelin, bishop of St. Andrews, between 1255—1271, is perhaps first of the name recorded. He is probably A, de Anand, rector of Monimail, 1269. William de Anaund of Forfarshire rendered homage in 1296." 
Early History of the Annin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annin research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1249, 1328, 1388, 1389, 1551, 1255, 1328, 1633, 1689, 1633, 1638 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Annin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Annin Spelling Variations
Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Annin has appeared as Annan, Annand, Annandale, Annardale, Annadaill, Annane, Annanie, Inyaney, Innieney, Inyoney, Inyanee, Aneny and many more.
Early Notables of the Annin 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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Annin migration to the United States +
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:
Annin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Annin, who arrived in New Jersey in 1775 
Contemporary Notables of the name Annin (post 1700) +
- William C. Annin (1790-1872), American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1828 
- Joseph Annin, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1813-19 
- Joseph Annin, American politician, Member of New York State Senate Western District, 1802-06 
- John Annin (1764-1824), American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1804 
- Bert Alexander Annin (1872-1938), American politician, Mayor of Fullerton, California, 1928-30 
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The Annin 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.
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html