Banning Family History
Banning Name Meaning
English: perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Banning which might be a pet form of Old English Banna (see Bann ). Dutch and German: habitational name from a farm so named which once belonged to a certain Banno and his kin. The personal name Banno is possibly a form of an ancient Germanic Bern- ‘bear’ name. The farm name Banning has been located in several places in Gelderland. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the Dutch cognate Bannink.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022