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Tanner Name Meaning

English and Dutch: occupational name for a tanner of skins, Middle English tanner, Middle Dutch taenre. (The Middle English form derives from Old English tannere, from Late Latin tannarius, reinforced by Old French taneor, from Late Latin tannator; both Late Latin forms derive from a verb tannare, possibly from a Celtic word for the oak, whose bark was used in the process.) Swiss and German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Tanne (in the Harz Mountains and Silesia) or Tann (southern Germany). Finnish: topographic or ornamental name from Finnish tanner ‘open field’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Danner, Mander, Tanzer, Tinner, Banner, Jenner, Gunner, Kanner

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Tanner Family Origin

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Tanner Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, the most common Tanner occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Tanner's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Tanner family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tanner.

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Tanner Historical Records

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Tanner Life Expectancy

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