Kanning Family History
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Kanning Name Meaning
patronymic from the personal name Kanke, a short form of Johannes or Johanna, the feminine form; both are still common personal names in present-day Dutch Friesland. nickname for someone who habitually pretended to be unable to do something, with the sense of ‘cannot’ in Low German, or alternatively a nickname for someone thought to resemble a rabbit in some way, from the word Kaninchen.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press