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About the study
About the SANNY -One-Name Study-
My study began because many people asked me, 'where is your name from' and 'this is really a nice name' and last not least: the nice song 'Sunny'.
When I started to research my fathers family history in Germany, I knew it is from Schleswig Holstein and Niedersachsen about 1720 (Hamburg area) and an old chronicle told us, the Sanny were displaced Huguenots. I began to collect all references to any variation that I found in Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Norway, Italy, and later USA to find the family and the origin of the name, not including Asia / China / Africa / Arab / South America, New Zealand and Australia.
I found pets with 'our' name: dogs, horses, birds, cats and others and also articles which were sold like bags, t-shirts, sanitary equipment, hygiene articles, parks, holiday travel offices and other companies. - It must be a nice name, because many people want to use it ;) -
(D=GER=Germany, F, UK, NL, B, N, I, US, E)
The surname appears to have originated in different areas: GB/UK (1375-1900) : Finchley, Middlesex, London, Hertfordshire. France (1500 -2000): Rhone Alpes, Meurtte et Moselle, Loire, Atlantic, Paris and more. Belgium (1500-1900): Bruxelles, Halle - Flandern + Wallonie / Province Luxembourg and 'old German' Elsass Lothringen. Germany (1550-2012): Niedersachsen, Celle, Hannover, Hamburg, Schleswig Holstein. Norway, Italy, Espania, Hungary and others, and USA (1860-2012): emigrants are from Germany, France, England to Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois a.o.
Different meanings: a) Alexander, Susanne, Sandra = nickname: Sanny. b) other historical pre-names patronymic originan. c) Sanny=sonny=sunny ~son of...or happy, lucky person='sun'. d) area in France, near Paris, area in south Italy, e) Sander working with sand or living in sandy area.... f) in France are salty areas so one who worked there -in earlier times-: Saulnier / Sagnier / Sannie / Sany... (Fleur de Sel de Camarque : Tresor des Sauniers, 'Salines').
Further infos, explanations are welcome !
History of the name
- ....A.D. 1375. Court Roll of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's The history, topography, and antiquities of Highgate, in the county of Middlesex:....John Tromer 3, John Sanny T,d., William Bykemor yl., John Bykemor 3., John Hunt 3d., William Blakewelle 3., John Child 3., Ralph Fyncheslee ., Thomas Cok 2d., John Bakere 2d.,....
- Syr Iamys Sannys (Churchwardens' accounts - 1492-3 ...british-history.ac.uk/...
- Thomas Sanny / Sanney - last will 1506 Finchley/UK. (father ~Johen de Sanney ab.1430 Bybewell or Bibbesworth) written in nice 'old' english language.
- Finchley Charities1488-1988 by Fred Davis (book)
- ..In contrast the local families which worked the land, as small freeholders or as lessees, were often both prolific and long-lived, with names that survived for centuries. Such families (fn. 84) were Bigmore or Bekmore (c. 1270-1616), (fn. 85) Blakewell (c. 1270- c. 1473), (fn. 86) Pratt (1297-1679), (fn. 87) Goodyer or Godzer (1321-1657), (fn. 88) Shepherd (1365-1669), (fn. 89) Warren (1365-1488), (fn. 90) SANNY (1375-1804), (fn. 91) Heybourn (1377-1474),
- Mary Sanny ab. 1505 - Ancient art of brewing: 3w.ancestryaid.co.uk/boards/family-history-genealogy-information/5367-ancient-art-brewing.html /Times Group historians PERCY REBOUL and JOHN HEATHFIELD recall the rise of brewing and pubs in Barnet...
- France/Belgium: Gerard de Sany, Abbe ~1600; Jehan de Sagny / Sany / Sanny - batteleur du cloches Bruxelles ~1560
- Germany: Johann Christopher 1717-1777 painted a small church (Apensen); was named in a newspaper from 1935 with an article about the Sanny family. Older persons are priests, teacher, painters in the area Hannover/Celle ~1650, possible that they came from France, Elsass Lothringen.
- USA: emigrants from Germany ab.1850, from these lines are farmers, 1 prior, 1 senator, technicans, book writer and a big family line in Iowa, Illinois, New York a.o..
I am still collecting my data, and have my informations from private searches, old books, last wills (Finchley Past), Germany: church books, chronicle, Hannover, Hamburg, Schleswig Holstein, Niedersachsen. France / Belgium; private, and helpful genealogy centers.
News and interesting informations are welcome.