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The illustrious surname lanning is classified as a habitation surname, which was originally derived from a place-name, and is one form of surname belonging to a broader group called hereditary surnames. Habitation names were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Topographic names, form the other broad category of surnames that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. lanning is a place-name from in Lanyon, in Cornwall. This makes it a habitational name, which is a type of hereditary surname, and is derived from an already existing place-name. There is little doubt that this family had their origin in Brittany; however, the Cornish place-name was in place long before this family came to England. However, it is quite possible that the place-name has similar roots in both Brittany and Cornwall, as the Cornish and Breton languages are quite similar. Brittany is a peninsula on the northwest coast of France. Formerly known as Armorica, a possession of the Roman Empire, this land consists of a plateau with a deeply indented coast and is broken by hills in the west. However, the region was renamed Britannia Minor by the Romans, following the emigration of six thousand Britons across the English Channel, an event which took place at the behest of the Roman Commander in Britain.

lanning Early Origins



The surname lanning was first found in Cornwall where they settled in Lanyon. They entered England with Queen Isabella, King Edward II's bride, from Brittany where they also held the lands of Lanyon. Another source claims that the name was in fact Norman having derived from the town of Lannion in Brittany. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
In this case, they must have settled during the time of Edward II. Their estate was also named Lanyon.

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lanning Spelling Variations


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lanning Spelling Variations



Since the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules, Breton surnames have many spelling variations. Latin and French, which were the official court languages, were also influential on the spelling of surnames. The spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. Therefore, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England after the Norman Conquest, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. The name has been spelled Lannyon, Lanyon, Lanyan, Lannyan, Lanion, Lannion, Lanine and many more.

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lanning Early History


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lanning Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lanning research. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 176 and 1765 are included under the topic Early lanning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lanning Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lanning Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lanning 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



Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name lanning, or a variant listed above:

lanning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Lanning, aged 42, landed in Missouri in 1841
  • Hermann Leopold Lanning, aged 30, arrived in Missouri in 1841
  • Jantje Lanning, aged 11, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Mann Lanning, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Al Lanning, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lanning Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Lanning arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849

lanning Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward A. Lanning, aged 20, a smith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name lanning (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lanning (post 1700)



  • Lester Alfred "Red" Lanning (1895-1962), American Major League Baseball pitcher and outfielder who played for the Philadelphia Athletics during the 1916 season
  • Howard Lanning, American astronomer, eponym of 61913 Lanning, a main-belt minor planet
  • Lorne Lanning, American game designer, director, writer and voice actor
  • John Young Lanning (1910-1989), American Major League Baseball pitcher from 1936 to 1947
  • Frank Lanning (1872-1945), American silent film actor who appeared in 84 films between 1910 and 1934
  • William Mershon Lanning (1849-1912), American Republican Party politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey (1903-1904)
  • Lauren Chandler Lanning (b. 1983), American beauty queen from Houston, Texas, Miss Texas USA (2006) Miss USA 2006 pageant contestant
  • Spencer Davis Lanning (b. 1988), American football punter for the Cleveland Browns
  • Justin Lanning, American singer and songwriter, best known for his single Take My Breath Away in 2008
  • Dave Lanning (1938-2016), English sports commentator and journalist, former commentator for Sky Sports' coverage of the Professional Darts Corporation tournaments
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. 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).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. 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. 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.
  11. ...

The lanning Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lanning 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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