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Meaning and Origin of: Tann boy

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First name origin & meaning:

Old English: Leather worker

First name variations: Tan, Tanier, Tanney, Tannie, Tanny, Tanner

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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.
  2. English (East Anglia): variant of Tanner 1.
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