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

Similar surnames: Kenning, Janning, Lanning, Panning, Nanninga, Banning, Manning

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Kanning Family Origin

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Kanning Family Occupations

What did your Kanning ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kanning family was Keeps House. Keeping House and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kanning. The most common Kanning occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 60% of Kanning's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Keeps House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kanning ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kanning Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kanning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kanning census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 354 immigration records available for the last name Kanning. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 179 military records available for the last name Kanning. For the veterans among your Kanning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kanning Life Expectancy

What is the average Kanning lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kanning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Kanning in 1954 was 51, and 93 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kanning ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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