Annison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The earliest origins of the name Annison date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived 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 Annison family

The surname Annison 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 Annison family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annison research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1402 and 1384 are included under the topic Early Annison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Annison Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Annison include Anniss, Anness, Arness, Annison, Arnison, Annes and many more.

Early Notables of the Annison family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Annison family to Ireland

Some of the Annison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Annison migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Annison Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Amy J. Annison, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia" [1]
  • Amy Annison, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Annison (post 1700)

  • Harold Edward Annison (1895-1957), English bronze medalist freestyle relay swimmer at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from
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