This is a very confusing surname. It is recorded in a wide range of pellings including Anan, Annan, Anand, Annon, Hanan, Hannan, Hannon, Honeen, Honan, and Oonian, which can be either Irish or Scottish. However as Onion, Onions and Union it can be either Irish or English! The origination is either the ancient Gaelic O' hUainin, meaning the male descendant of the green (man), and probably a reference to a holy man who wore a green cloak or cassock, or it can be locational from the village of Annan in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Union can either be a form of Hanan, Honeen etc, or it can be an English settler name, dating in Ireland from about 1640. If the latter, the derivation is the early English and Welsh personal name Einion, meaning just and virtuous. Examples of the surname recordings taken from surviving registers of England, Ireland and Scotland include William de Anand of Glasgow in 1255, James Union christened at St Mary Whitechapel in the city of London, on July 6th 1585, Christopher Hanan of Tallow, County Waterford, on March 12th 1797, and Andrew Annan given as being a tailor in Ayr in 1684. James Anan, a farmer, sailed on the ship Panthea of Liverpool, bound for New York on May 4th 1846. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Annon-In-Gelydh — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda En el universo imaginario de J. R. R. Tolkien y en las historias desarrolladas en El Silmarillion, Annon In Gelydh («puerta de los Noldor») fueron construidas por el pueblo de Turgon cuando habitaron en Nevrast y era …   Wikipedia Español

  • ANNON seu HANNO — Dux Carthag a Scipione, in Hispania captus Romamque missus est. Filius illius Bomilcaris, qui ab Annibale iussus Rhodanum clam traiecit, ut Gallos funderet. Plut in Annibale. Liv. l. 26. 27. et 28. Polyb. l. 1. Item, Dux alius Carthag. qui in… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • ANNON sive HANNO — ANNON, sive HANNO Dux exercitus Carthaginensis, coactus est vertere solum exilii causâ, quod in expeditionibus leonem haberet sarcinas vehen em, tamquam argumento id esset, eum ad Tyrannidem aspirare. Plut. de instit. Princ. c. 4. et Plin. l. 8.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • ANNON vel HANNO — ANNON, vel HANNO Carthaginensis, Periplum scripsit, quô prosecutus est Africae ambitum, et terras in Atlantico Oceano a se inventas. Librum istum Punice scripsit, sed Graece est translatus, hodieque exstat. Quid de illo sentiant Vossius Pater et… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Annon II de Cologne — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Anno. Annon II (à droite), ordonne l abbé du Michaelsberg Erpho à Siegburg. Franckesche Stiftungen Hauptbibliothek, Halle, v. 1200 Annon II de Cologne …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ANNON — annonae, annonam …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • annon — noun sweet pulpy tropical fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds • Syn: ↑sweetsop, ↑sugar apple • Hypernyms: ↑custard apple • Part Holonyms: ↑sweetsop, ↑sweetsop tree, ↑A …   Useful english dictionary

  • Annon-in-Gelydh —     Gate of the Noldor , entrance to a subterranean watercourse in the western hills of Dor lómin, leading to Cirith Ninniach.        The hidden Gate of the Noldor.    The Sindarin name for the lost Gate of the Noldor, found after years of… …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Benedict Annon — Sein Siegel mit Steinmetzzeichen Benedict Annon (* 1627 in Como, Italien; † 6. April 1702 in Kaisersteinbruch, Ungarn, heute Burgenland) war ein italienischer Steinmetz und Bildhauer des Barock …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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