Anglo-Saxon surname Hernege came 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 Hernege family
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.
Early History of the Hernege family
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Hernege Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hernege family name include Anniss, Anness, Arness, Annison, Arnison, Annes and many more.
Early Notables of the Hernege family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hernege family to Ireland
Some of the Hernege family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hernege family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hernege surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Annis, who settled in Virginia in 1639; Thomas Anniss, aged 23, who settled there in 1683; as well as William Arness, who arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1685..
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