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Fanner Early Origins



The surname Fanner was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1285 when William Fanner held lands.

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Fanner Spelling Variations


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Fanner Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Fanner include Fanner, Vanner, Vannah, Vannar, Fannar and others.

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Fanner Early History


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Fanner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fanner research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Fanner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fanner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fanner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fanner 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fanner or a variant listed above:

Fanner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sam Fanner, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Sarah Fanner, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • Mathew Fanner, who arrived in Maryland in 1669
  • Jasper Fanner Sr., who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685

Fanner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matthias Fanner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • John Fanner, who arrived in America in 1760

Fanner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Fanner, who landed in New York in 1825
  • Mr. Fanner, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Fanner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fanner 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 7 October 2014 at 10:47.

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