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Recorded in an amazing range of spellings including the popular Innes and the Irish Ennis, as well as Inns, Innis, Inyis, Innes, Eneas, Enns, Ennes, Eynes and no doubt others, this famous surname is Gaelic in origin. It has two possible sources. Firstly it may be locational from the barony of Innes in the former county of Moray, so called from the word "inis" meaning an island, or a piece of land between two rivers. Secondly, it may be both Scottish and Irish from the pre 7th century Gaelic personal name Aonghus, the modern personal name and surname Angus, composed of the elements "aon" meaning one, and "ghus", a choice...

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