The ancient history of the name Eanes began soon after 1066 when the Norman Conquest
occurred. It was a name given to a good friend
or beloved one.
The name was originally derived from the Old French given name or nickname Amis
which means friend.
Early Origins of the Eanes family
The surname Eanes was first found in the county of Northumberland
, where they were granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. They originated from Exmes, a town in the department of Orne, in Normandy.
Early History of the Eanes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eanes research.Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1889, 1640, 1692, 1721, 1576, 1633, 1619, 1695, 1689, 1759, 1641, 1721 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Eanes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eanes Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Eanes are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Eanes include Ames, Amess, Amies, Amis, Amiss, Amos, Hames, Haymes, Eames, Emmes and many more.
Early Notables of the Eanes family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Ames (Latin: Guilielmus Amesius) (1576-1633), an English Protestant divine, philosopher, and controversialist; Henry Metcalfe Ames, of Lynden, Northumberland; Joseph Ames (1619-1695), an English naval commander from Norfolk
who commanded several ships of war, and made repeated voyages to... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eanes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eanes family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Eanes, or a variant listed above:
Eanes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Edward Eanes, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Eanes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mrs. L.E. Eanes, aged 55, who settled in America from London, in 1893
Eanes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Lettie Eanes, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1907
- Mrs. B. H. Eanes, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Charles W. Eanes, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1917
- J.M. Eanes, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1918
- Irvine M. Eanes, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Eanes (post 1700)
- Jim Eanes (1923-1995), American bluegrass and country music singer and guitarist
The Eanes 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: Fama candida rosa dulcior
Motto Translation: Fame is sweeter than the white rose.