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The Arness surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their 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.

Arness Early Origins



The surname Arness 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.

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Arness Spelling Variations


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Arness Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Arness are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Arness include: Anniss, Anness, Arness, Annison, Arnison, Annes and many more.

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Arness Early History


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Arness Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arness research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1402 and 1384 are included under the topic Early Arness History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arness Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arness Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arness Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arness In Ireland


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Arness In Ireland



Some of the Arness family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Arness or a variant listed above:

Arness Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Arness, who arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1685

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arness (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arness (post 1700)



  • James King Arness (1923-2011), American actor, best known for his role as Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke for 20 years [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    James Arness. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) James Arness. Retrieved from http://www.jamesarness.com/

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ James Arness. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) James Arness. Retrieved from http://www.jamesarness.com/

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Arness Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arness Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 10 July 2013 at 09:01.

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