Venner Family History
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Venner Name Meaning
English (west country): topographic name for someone who lived by a fen or marsh, a variant of Fenner, reflecting the voicing of f that was characteristic of southwestern dialects of Middle English. English: occupational name for a huntsman, from Old French veneo(u)r (Latin venator, a derivative of venari ‘to hunt’). Dutch and North German: topographic name for someone living by a pit, moor, or fen, from Venn + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant, or a habitational name for someone from places called Venn or Venne.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press