Kann Family History
Kann Name Meaning
German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Middle Low German, Danish kanne, German Kanne ‘jug’, ‘flagon’ (Latin canna), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of jugs, or in some cases possibly a habitational name for someone who lived at a house or tavern distinguished by the sign of a flagon. German (Austria): from a short form of the personal name Candidus. Jewish (Ashkenazic): one of the many forms of Cohen.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press