Annin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Annin was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Annin family lived in Dumfriesshire.

Early Origins of the Annin family

The surname Annin 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.

Important Dates for the Annin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annin 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 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...
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Annin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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 [1]

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 [2]
  • Joseph Annin, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1813-19 [2]
  • Joseph Annin, American politician, Member of New York State Senate Western District, 1802-06 [2]
  • John Annin (1764-1824), American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1804 [2]
  • Bert Alexander Annin (1872-1938), American politician, Mayor of Fullerton, California, 1928-30 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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