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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Canning

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  1. A surname​.
  2. A river in Alaska.
  3. A village in Nova Scotia
  4. A river in Western Australia.

Notable Persons Named Canning

Canning Fok is a group managing director, hutchison whampoa, chairs numerous hutchison businesses, including hutchison telecom international, hongkong electric holdings, and hongkong electric company. Canning was born in 1952.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Canning

Sara Canning is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Sara was born on July 14th, 1987 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.


George Canning was a Leader of the House of Commons, President of the Board of Control, and Treasurer of the Navy. He was most active from 1827 to 1827. George was born on April 11th, 1770 in Marylebone, Middlesex, London, England. He left this life on August 8th, 1827.


Brendan Canning is an indie rock, shoegazing, experimental rock, art rock, post-rock, baroque pop, alternative rock, and dream pop musician. He plays Bass guitar, Guitar, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present.


The Earl Canning was an office holder. The was born on December 14th, 1812 in Brompton, London. He left this life on June 17th, 1862.


Lisa Canning is a tv/radio personality and actress. She has been prominent since 1989. Lisa was born on November 7th, 1966 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.


Elizabeth Canning is a criminal.


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Popularity of Canning as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Canning U.S.
  White 93.63% 64.26%
  African American 1.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Canning

People with the last name Canning are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Canning

  • How Popular is the name Canning? As a last name Canning was the 8,227th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Canning first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Canning is Sunday, June 13th, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Canning? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Canning. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Canning: Your name in reverse order is Gninnac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gancnin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Canning? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,033 people with the last name Canning.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Canning? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Canning as their last name.

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