Name: Tanner

Origin and Meaning of the Name Tanner

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  • Meaning:
    Pine tree; forest
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    Open field
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  • Pronunciation:
    (TAN er)
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    Itself (Tanner)
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Miscellaneous Info for Tanner

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  • Used in:
    English, Finnish and German speaking countries
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    This surname has four separate origins. In English-speaking countries it is simply an occupational surname for a tanner (a tanner is someone who treats animal hide to make leather). In German it is either a variant of the surname Tann (meaning 'forest', and used for someone who lived in one) or Tanne (meaning 'pine', and used for someone who lived near a pine tree or in a pine forest). In Finnish it comes from the Finnish word 'tanner' ('open field'). It is also an Ashkenazic Jewish surname of uncertain origin.

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