History of your Surname
Get access to Fannin family records.Start a free trial

Fannin Family History

Fannin Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic O Fionnáin ‘descendant of Fionnán’ a diminutive of Finn .

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

Similar surnames: Gannon, Bannon, Manning, Cannon, Hannan, Hannon, Cannan, Mannix

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Fannin family from?

You can see how Fannin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fannin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fannin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Fannin families living in Alabama. This was about 23% of all the recorded Fannin's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Fannin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fannin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fannin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fannin. 27% of Fannin men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Fannin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fannin were Miner and Stenographer. .

View Census Data for Fannin | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Fannin family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Fannin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fannin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Fannin

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fannin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Fannin immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Fannin. For the veterans among your Fannin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Fannin military records

You've only scratched the surface of Fannin family history

Discover More

What is the average Fannin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fannin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Fannin in 1944 was 40, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fannin

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Fannin family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial