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Fanning Family History

Fanning Name Meaning
English: variant of Fenning.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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81,651 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
17,374 Military Records
9,285 Immigration Records
79,187 Census and Voter Lists
258,112 Member Family Trees

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Name Distribution of Fanning Families

  • Number of Fanning families
     175 - 347
     59 - 174
     1 - 58
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fanning families
     72 - 141
     25 - 71
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fanning families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Fanning census records

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Fanning Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Fanning families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Fanning Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Fanning families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Fanning

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Fanning Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fanning census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Fanning ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Fanning Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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