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The name Cannings has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the region of Wiltshire.

Cannings Early Origins



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

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Cannings Spelling Variations


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Cannings Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cannings have been found, including Canning, Cannings, Cannyng, Caning, Canings, Canyng and many more.

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Cannings Early History


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Cannings Early History



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

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Cannings Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cannings Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cannings In Ireland


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Cannings In Ireland



Some of the Cannings 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cannings, or a variant listed above:

Cannings Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Cannings, who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife, two children, and servants

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cannings (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cannings (post 1700)



  • Victor Henry Douglas Cannings (1919-2016), English cricketer

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cannings Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cannings 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 2 November 2016 at 15:38.

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