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"ANGUS. (1) Gaelic Aonghas or Aonghus, Irish Aonghus, EIr. Gengus, Olr. Oingus, Welsh Ungust (Lib, Landav., 201). In Adamnan (V. C., i, 3) the name appears as Oingttsius (with alternative reading Oingfmms), the name of the man for whom Columba prophesied a long life and a peaceful end. This last form points to an older "Oino-gustu-s ' 'uniquechoice-one.' The first part of the name is the stem of Gaelic aon 'one, the latter part being the same in root (gu) as English choice, choose. As a forename it is now frequently turned into /Eneas, Eneas, and even Ennis. The pronunciation of the name varies considerably in the Gaelic dialects. In South Uist it is Aonas, and Naoghas in Arran, Kintyre, Islay, and Skye. The first of the name recorded in Scotland was Angus, one of the three sons of Eochaidh, who took possession of Isla and Jura. The name of the Pictish king, Onnust filius Urgust, who died c. 761, is the same. In the different versions of the Pictish and Scots chronicles his name is miswritten Hungus, Denegus, Tenegus, Tenogus, and Tonogus (CPS., p. 150, 173, 201, 286, 301). With the Macdonalds of Islay Angus was a favorite personal name, and it is possible that the Macinneses were a branch of that family. Angus, son of Somerled c. 1150 (Ork. Saga, 110). Angus mac Dunec' was one of the perambulators of the knds of Balfeith or Balphe in Angus c. 1204 41211 (RAA., i, p. 60). Anggues 1588. (2) of local origin from the district of the name. Serlo de Anegus witnessed a composition anent the tithes of Strathylif in 1229 (REM., p. 87). Eva de Anegos of the county of Forfare rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 199). William de Anegus was a Scots 0 prisoner taken at Dunbar Castle in 1297, and Edward de Anegous and Laurence of Angus were Scots prisoners taken in the capture of Stirling Castle in 1305 (ibid., n, 877, 1089, 1641, 1644). 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" (ibid., iv, p. 6). He may be the Michael of Angus who served on an inquest at Berwickon-Tweed in 1370 (ibid., rv, 175). William de Angus was abbot of Londoris (Lindores) in 1391 (RMS., I, 852), David Angus witnessed a charter by Archibald, earl of Douglas in 1470 (Home, p. 22), John Angus of the convent of Dunfennline is mentioned in 1555 (Laing, 633), Andrew Anguis was a beidman in Edinburgh in 1573 (Soltre, p. 226), and George Fife Angas, the father and founder of South Australia, was of Scottish descent. Several of the name occur in the Rental Book of the Cistercian Abbey of Cupar-Angus. Angowss 1570, Anguss 1456. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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Some Famous People with the surname of Angus

Wikipedia Charles Joseph "Charlie" Angus, MP (born November 14, 1962) is a Canadian writer, broadcaster and musician, who entered electoral politics in 2004 as the successful New Democratic Party candidate in the Ontario riding of Timmins?James Bay.
Wikipedia William Angus VC (28 February 1888 ? 14 June 1959) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
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Wikipedia Richard Bladworth Angus (28 May, 1831 ? 17 September, 1922) was a Scottish-Canadian financier, banker and philanthropist.
Wikipedia Rita Angus (12 March 1908 ? 27 January 1970) was a New Zealand painter.
Wikipedia Henry Forbes Angus, OC (April 19, 1891 ? September 17, 1991) was a Canadian lawyer and academic.
Wikipedia Stevland Dennis Angus (born 16 September 1980), is an English footballer.
Wikipedia Gille Brigte of Angus is the one of the earliest attested Mormaers of Angus.
Wikipedia Adam (perhaps representing the name ?ed?n), ruled from sometime prior to 1189 as "Mormaer" of Angus.
Wikipedia Donnchadh of Angus, ruled from 1206 until 1214 as Mormaer of Angus.
Wikipedia Maol Choluim, Earl of Angus, ruled roughly 1214 - 1240, is the fifth attested post-10th century Mormaer of Angus, and the last Gaelic ruler of that province.
Wikipedia Dubacan of Angus is usually regarded as one of the earliest attested Mormaers.
Wikipedia Ron Angus (b.
Wikipedia Matilda of Angus was the daughter of Maol Choluim, Earl or Mormaer of Angus and as his heiress was countess of the province in her own right.
Wikipedia Gilbert de Umfraville, Earl of Angus (r.
Wikipedia George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus (1380?1403) was born at Tantallon Castle, East Lothian, Scotland.
Wikipedia William Douglas, 2nd Earl of Angus (c.
Wikipedia James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Angus, Lord of Liddesdale and Jedburgh Forest (1426 ? 1446) was a Scottish Nobleman.
Wikipedia George Douglas, Master of Angus (1469?9 September 1513) was a Scottish Nobleman.
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Wikipedia James Stout Angus (born on the 20th September, 1830) was a Shetland writer.
Wikipedia John William Angus (born 1 December 1868, date of death unknown) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a forward in Southampton's inaugural season in the Southern League.
Wikipedia John Angus (born 2 September 1938) is a retired English footballer who played his entire club career as a right back for Burnley between 1956 and 1972, helping them win the Football League title in 1960.
Wikipedia Graeme Angus (born 17 May 1971) is an English cricketer who played for Northumberland County Cricket Club.
Wikipedia Ian Angus (born 14 March 1964 in Stirling) is a Scottish former professional footballer.

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