William Angus

Brief Life History of William

When William Angus was christened on 16 September 1768, in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Walter Angus, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Millar, was 29.

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Walter Angus
Margaret Millar
Walter Angus
James Angus
Agnes Angus
Jean Angus
Elizabeth Angus
William Angus
John Angus
James Angus
Mary Angus

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  • William Angus, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: habitational name from the county and earldom of Angus in Scotland, or from the Gaelic personal name Aonghus, said to be composed of Celtic aon ‘one’ + gus ‘choice’. This was borne by an early Celtic deity and prominent mythological figure, and a famous 8th-century Pictish king.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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