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old english (anglo-saxon)

Channing is a much more recent surname recorded in the 17th century. The use of Channing as a first name is a late 20th century invention popularized by Americans. From the English perspective the name’s etymology is a little less certain, originating from the Old English “caningas”. From an Irish perspective, Channing could be an Anglicization of Ó Canain from the Gaelic nickname “cann”, meaning “wolf-cub”.

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