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Origin and popularity of the name NANNEN


Nannen : East Frisian North German Dutch and West Frisian: patronymic from the personal name Nanne in origin probably a nursery term but in the Middle Ages also taken as a short form of various ancient Germanic compound names containing the element nanth ‘courage’ such as Gernand Signand or Wignand. This surname is very rare in West Frisia (ie. in the province of Friesland the Netherlands).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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