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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fanning

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  1. A very small fragment of tea leaf.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Fanning

Dakota Fanning is an actress and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1999. Dakota was given the name Hannah Dakota Fanning on February 23rd, 1994 in Conyers, Georgia, U.S.


Elle Fanning is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Elle was given the name Mary Elle Fanning on April 9th, 1998 in Conyers, Georgia.


Shawn was born on November 22nd, 1980 in Brockton, Massachusetts.


Eric Fanning is a Chief of Staff of the Department of Defense, Secretary of the Army, Undersecretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of theDepartment of Defense, Secretary of the Air Force, 24th Undersecretary of the Air Force, United States Secretary of the Army, and Unite. Eric was born on July 2nd, 1968 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.


Mick was born on June 13th, 1981 in Penrith, New South Wales.


Bernard Fanning is an alternative rock, blues, and folk music singer-songwriter. He plays Piano, Guitar, Percussion instrument, Harmonica, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1989. Bernard was born on August 15th, 1969.


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Popularity of Fanning as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fanning U.S.
  White 88.27% 64.26%
  African American 6.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.88% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.84% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fanning

People with the last name Fanning are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Fanning

  • How Popular is the name Fanning? As a last name Fanning was the 3,284th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Fanning first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Fanning is Wednesday, August 18th, 1886.
  • How unique is the name Fanning? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Fanning. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Fanning: Your name in reverse order is Gninnaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ngfinan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fanning? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,007 people with the last name Fanning.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fanning? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Fanning as their last name.

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