The Anniss Family
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Archive Noticeboard for Budleigh Salterton:
A quote from the noticeboard:
"He told us the Anniss family name derives from a sailor in the Spanish Armada whose vessel was shipwrecked in the Bristol Channel. The family was first established in North Devon before relocating to Budleigh Salterton."


Suggested: that the name Annis means 'Pure Lamb' - Similar to Agnes.


www.surnamedb.com says of the surname Annis:
"This interesting surname recorded as Annas, Annes, Annice, Anning, Annis, and others, is of either Irish or Anglo-Scottish origin."

However I have somewhere tree that suggests at least one Annis/Anniss family derives its name from a Portuguese merchant living in London in the early sixteenth century.


Ada ANNIS

Silas Rendle ANNISS

October 2022