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Innes Surname Origin

The same as Ennis. This family is of great antiquity in Scotland, and derives its surname from the lands of Innis, a word supposed to be derived from the Gaelic Inch, an island, part of that barony being an island, formed by the two branches of a stream running through the estate.


Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.




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