Last name: CANN

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CANN : This last name is indexed 161,660 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CANN : 1: English (Devon): habitational name from Cann a place in Dorset named from Old English canna ‘can cup’ used in the transferred sense of a deep valley or a topographic name from the same word used elsewhere in southwestern England. Alternatively from Middle English canne ‘can vessel’ perhaps a metonymic occupational name denoting a maker of vessels for holding liquids.2: Irish: shortened form of McCann.3: Americanized form of German Kann and Kahn.

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