Magnan Family History
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Magnan Name Meaning
French: occupational name for a traveling tinker or locksmith, Old French ma(i)gna(i)n, literally ‘worker’, from a Late Latin derivative of machina ‘work’, ‘trade’, earlier ‘contrivance’, ‘device’. This term also means ‘silkworm’, and the surname may also be an occupational name or nickname in this sense. Northern Italian: variant of Magnani.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Magnano, Magnin, Magnon, Wagnon, Pagan, Malan, Mannan, Magan, Manas