Fonner Family History
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