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Channing is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Channing family once lived in Cann, a parish in the county of Dorset. The surname Channing is a palatal form of the surname Canning, of toponymic origin, deriving from the place-name Cann mentioned above. The word palatal is a phonological term. Phonology is the study of sounds used in language. The sounds able to be produced by humans and used in speech are classified into several types: labial, for sounds produced by the lips; dental, for sounds produced by the tongue against the teeth; palatal, for sounds produced by the tongue against the hard palate (found at the roof of the mouth in the front); and uvular, for sounds made at the back of the throat. The translation from the s sound to the sh sound, or the one from c to ch, is known as the palatal translation, for it is accomplished by moving the tongue from the teeth to the hard palate while keeping the tongue in the same form.

Channing Early Origins



The surname Channing was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Channing Spelling Variations


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Channing Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Channing family name include Channing, Chaning, Chening, Channings and others.

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Channing Early History


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Channing Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Channing research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Channing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Channing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Channing Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Channing Notables 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Channing surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Channing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Channing who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1712

Channing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Channing and Mrs. Channing settled in Nantucket Massachusetts in 1823
  • John Channing, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County Pennsylvania in 1844

Channing Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Channing arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • George Channing arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Susanna Channing arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Mary Channing arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Susan Channing arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Channing Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Channing landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Jane Channing, aged 59, a dairy woman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Channing (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Channing (post 1700)



  • Roscoe H. Channing Jr. (1868-1961), All-American football player
  • William Ellery Channing (1818-1901), American Transcendentalist poet, nephew of William Ellery Channing
  • Walter Channing (1786-1876), American physician and professor of medicine, brother William Ellery Channing
  • Stockard Channing (b. 1944), born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard, an American Academy Award nominated stage, film and television actress
  • Edward Tyrrel Channing (1790-1856), American professor at Harvard College, brother of William Ellery Channing
  • Francis Allston Channing (1841-1926), 1st Baron Channing, American-born British barrister, academic, and Liberal Party politician, Member of Parliament for East Northamptonshire (1885-1910)
  • Chad Channing (b. 1967), American drummer of the band Nirvana from 1988 until 1990
  • Walter Channing, American owner of the Channing Daughters' Winery, Bridgehampton, New York
  • Edward Channing (1856-1931), American historian, author of History of the United States in six volumes, for which he won the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for History
  • Henry Channing, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New London, 1820
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Channing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Channing 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.

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