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The name Canning is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the region of Wiltshire.

Canning Early Origins



The surname Canning was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Canning Spelling Variations


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Canning Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Canning were recorded, including Canning, Cannings, Cannyng, Caning, Canings, Canyng and many more.

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Canning Early History


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Canning Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Canning research. Another 368 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1456, 1827, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Canning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Canning Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Canning Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Canning Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Canning In Ireland


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Canning In Ireland



Some of the Canning family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Canning family emigrate to North America:

Canning Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Canning landed in America in 1754
  • Elizabeth Canning, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754

Canning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Canning, who landed in New York in 1811
  • Edward Canning, who landed in New York in 1818
  • Joseph Canning, aged 28, landed in America in 1822
  • Marcus Canning, aged 18, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • John Canning, aged 20, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canning Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Canning, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834

Canning Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Canning, aged 39, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"
  • William Canning, aged 14, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"
  • Mary Canning, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"
  • Anne Canning, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

Canning Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Canning landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Joseph Canning, aged 28, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • Mary Canning, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Canning arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • William Canning arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Canning (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Canning (post 1700)



  • Wilbert R. Canning, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1972
  • Thomas J. Canning, American politician, Mayor of Greenbelt, Maryland, 1947-49, 1955-59
  • John E. Canning, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1912
  • Ed A. Canning, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1900
  • Christopher S. Canning, American politician, Village President of Wilmette, Illinois, 2005-09
  • C. Milan Canning, American politician, Mayor of Maywood, California, 1952-53
  • Elizabeth Canning (1734-1773), English maidservant who claimed to have been abducted and held in a hayloft for almost a month
  • William Canning (1778-1860), English clergyman, Canon of Windsor from 1828 to 1860
  • Earl Charles John Canning (1812-1862), 1st Earl Canning, English statesman, Governor-General of India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857
  • George Canning (1770-1827), English statesman, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1827, Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1827, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1822-1827), Ambassador to Lisbon (1814-1816)
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Canning Historic Events


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Canning Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Wiley Benjamin  Canning (1892-1917), Canadian Brakeman from the Canadian Government Railway from Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dum vigilio tutus
Motto Translation: While I watch I am safe.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Canning Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Canning Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2016 at 18:05.

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