The Scottish surname Angus is derived from the Gaelic personal name Aonghus, composed of the Celtic terms aon meaning “one” and gus meaning “choice.” This was borne by an Irish god and a famous 8th-century Pictish king. It is also the name of a county on Tayside (named after him); in some cases the surname may be a regional name from this county. One, Eva de Anegos, of the county of Forfare rendered homage in 1296. Other recordings of the surname from Edinburgh church registers, Midlothian, include; Catherine Angus, who married William Hardie, on November 17th 1643; the marriage of Patrick Angus to Janet Archibald on November 24th 1645; and on August 12th 1652, John Angus married Margaret Turner. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Serlo de Anegus, which was dated 1229, witnessed a composition anent the tithes of Strathylif.
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