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Yann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Yann is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who worked as the local tanner. This occupational surname was originally derived from the work that the original bearer did. In this case the original bearer treated animal skins with tannin in order to prevent the skins from decomposing so that they could use the leather to produce various goods. Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Early Origins of the Yann family


The surname Yann was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times.

Early History of the Yann family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yann research.
Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1674, 1735, 1630, 1682, 1657, 1658, 1613 and are included under the topic Early Yann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Yann Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Yann are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Yann include Tanner, Tannor and others.

Early Notables of the Yann family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Yann family to Ireland


Some of the Yann family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Yann family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Yann or a variant listed above: Daniel Tanner settled in Virginia in 1618; two years before the "Mayflower"; Maurice Tanner settled in New England in 1663; William Tanner settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.

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