Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. zighn, zigh-nëh
Other Forms FormsZähn, Zan, Zant, Zandt, Zähnle, Czant
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Contributor Contrib.sakuegonevon on 2/24/2017
The German surname Zähne is derived from the Middle High German word "zan," which means "tooth." It is believed that the surname takes its origin from a nickname, most likely bestowed on the original bearer due to either a prominent tooth or a missing tooth.