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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Finnish (Hänninen) : probably from the German personal name Johannes (or a pet form such as Hänschen) + the common surname suffix -nen. German personal names were adopted in Finland during the Middle Ages; German influence was centered on the multi-cultural town of Viipuri in Karelia. This name is found typically in central and east-central areas of Finland.

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