The ancient Scottish name Enguige is carried by the descendents of the Pictish people. It was a name for a person with great strength.
The surname Enguige was originally derived from the Gaelic word Aengus.
Early Origins of the Enguige family
The surname Enguige was first found in Fife
, where one of the first records of the name was Serlo de Anegus who witnessed a composition anent the tithes of Strathylif in 1229. Other early records include: Eva de Anegos of the county of Forfare who rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I
when he briefly conquered Scotland; William de Anegus who was a Scottish prisoner taken at Dunbar Castle in 1297; and Edward de Anegous and Laurence of Angus
who were Scottish prisoners taken in the capture of Stirling
Castle in 1305. "Michael of Angous, a Scotsman, in 1358, 'was foremost at the last capture of the town of Berwick by the Scots, and leapt over the walls the night it was taken' " CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Enguige family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Enguige research.Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1297, 1305, 1358, 1350, 1391 and 1955 are included under the topic Early Enguige History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Enguige Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Enguige has appeared Angus
, Anguish, Anguis, Angos, Angas, Anegous, Anegos, Enguish and many more.
Early Notables of the Enguige family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Enguige family to Ireland
Some of the Enguige family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Enguige family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Enguige name: William Angus
who came to Norfolk
, Virginia in 1774; Daniel, Robert, William and John who all arrived in New York in 1775; Robert Angus
who settled in New York in 1776.
The Enguige 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: Fortis est veritas
Motto Translation: Truth is strong.