Annon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Annon was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Annon to use this name no doubt lived in Dumfriesshire.

Early Origins of the Annon family

The surname Annon 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 Annon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annon 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 Annon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Annon Spelling Variations

Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Annon has been spelled Annan, Annand, Annandale, Annardale, Annadaill, Annane, Annanie, Inyaney, Innieney, Inyoney, Inyanee, Aneny and many more.

Early Notables of the Annon 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 Annon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Annon migration to the United States

The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Annon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Annon, who arrived in New York in 1836 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Annon (post 1700)

  • W. E. Annon, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1928 [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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