If you are conducting some Fanning family history research then you can view the Fanning coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Fanning surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Fanning in Ireland is
of Norman origin since the twelfth
century. The settlers formed a Sept
along Gaelic lines and their influence
can be seen by the survival of the
village of Fanningstown in
The O'Fionnain Gaelic Sept of North
Connaught also occasionally
anglicized their name to Fanning,
but more usually to Finan.
A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Dove||Symbol of Peace an Loving Constancy|
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