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"ANNAN. (1) From Annan in Dumfriesshire. William de Anund witnessed a grant of two carucates in the fee of Egilfechan to Robert de Brus, 1249 (Bain, i, 1793; Annandale, i, p. 7), and John de A mind was cleric of William, bishop of Glasgow, 1255 (Soltre, p. 34). Walter Danande (for d'Anande) was juror on an inquest held at Dumfries, 1304 (Bain, n, p. 412), and Andrew Annan was tailor in Ayr in 1684 (RFC., 3. ser. x, p. 366). (2) A family of this name, prominent in Angus from at least the thirteenth century, derived their name from the lauds of Inyaney or Aneny now called Ananias. In old records the place name appears as Annand, Annane, Annanie, Inyaney, Inieneny, Inyoney, Inyanee, Inneane, and Inianey (Jervise, Memorials, p. 48). Adam de Anand, canon of Dunkeld, who witnessed charters by Gamelin, bishop of St. Andrews, between 1255-1271 (RPSA., p. 172, 311), is perhaps first of the name recorded. He is probably A. de Anand, rector of Monimail, 1269 (ibid., p. 174). William de Anaund of Forfarshire rendered homage in 1296. His seal bears a boar's head, couped, S'Wiir de An . . . (Bain, n, p. 199, 552). Henry de Anand was sheriff of Clackmannan, 1328 (ER., i, p. 104). William of Anand one of the assize on the marches of Woodwrae, 1388 (Bamff, p. 22), as Willehnus de Anandia was juror on assize in 1389 regarding the mill-lands of Quarelwode in Moray (REM., p. 171). A family of the name was eminent in the municipal history of Dundee (\Vedd., p. 80), and other families of the name were in Aberdeenshire (Fermartyn, p. 488) and Fife in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The Annands of Angus ended in the middle of the sixteenth century in an heiress who sold the estate to Cardinal Beaton (Jervise, Land of Lindsays, p. 173). Thomas Annand, tailor in Perth, 1551 (RoUok, 89). Annand 1575. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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