The German surname Zan is derived from the Middle High German word "zan," which means "tooth." It is believed that the surname takes its origin from a
, most likely bestowed on the original bearer due to either a prominent tooth or a missing tooth.
and its neighboring countries in which the name first emerged. The earliest such instance dates back as far as 1179, when Chuonrad Zant was recorded to be living in Gurk, a village in the mountains that separate
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of this family name include: Zahn, Zan, Zant, Zandt, Zähnle, Czant and others.