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CANNING Family History

This is an English locational name from a place in Wiltshire called Cannings, deriving from the Olde English 'Caningas' meaning 'people of cana' - a nickname of uncertian origin. Two families of this name came to C. Derry from England and were very active in organizing the plantation of Ulster in 1615. Two Gaelic Irish families O Cainin of Westmeath and Offaly, and Cannon of Co. Donegal have occasionally anglicized their name as Canning. In Ireland, Canning is a name chiefly found in West Ulster and Connacht. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of O'Cannine and O'Cannyn...

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Thomas Booth

I am a Canning on my maternal side. Alice Canning was my grandmother from Roscrea.


I am a Canning from my Fathers side. I believe my Grandad grew up in ireland. I have been told before it is a very irish last name. All the Cannings in my family now, that I know of are now living in South England .

Dale Canning

The Canning family that I belong to lives in Maine. Some have moved to other parts of the US. Dale Canning - Eddington, Maine Louise Canning- Eddington, Maine Theresa Canning- Brewer, Maine Robert Canning- Moresville, NC Amie Canning- Argyle, Texas Steve Canning- Lagunna Beach, California Gary Canning, Sunapee, NH


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