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Meaning and Origin of: Tann

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Leather worker

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • German : topographic name for someone who lived in a forest, Middle High German tan. This was originally a distinct word from tanne ‘pine tree’, and denoted a forest of any kind. Inevitably, however, the two became confused, with the result that Tann now denotes only coniferous forests; it is a rather rare and literary word.
  • English (East Anglia) : variant of Tanner 1.