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Fonner Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of English Fanner: occupational name for a winnower, from a derivative of Old English fannian ‘to winnow’, or alternatively for a maker of winnowing baskets, from Old English fann ‘fan’, ‘winnowing basket’. topographic name for a fen or marsh dweller, from a derivative of Middle English fann ‘fen’.

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


Similar surnames: Finner, Fenner, Conner, Bonner, Benner, Sonner, Tinner, Gunner

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Fonner Family Origin

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Fonner Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Agent

    4%

In 1880, the most common Fonner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Fonner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fonner family was Agent. Farmer, Coal Miner and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fonner.

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