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Type Surname
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. ANN-iss-ton  [key]
Other Forms FormsAnniston, Anniss, Anness, Arness, Annison, Arnison, Annes

Meaning & History

"Town of Agnes, Agnes town"

Derived from the English form of the Greek Agnes, Annis, Aniston is a surname originally borne by those who lived in a town with a church devoted to St. Agnes. Although the root origin is a feminine name, it's use as a surname indicates that the name is masculine. Modern trends have seen it used in both genders.
Added 12/13/2012 by armydad3_8