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Where did the English Bannon family come from? What is the English Bannon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bannon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bannon family history?The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Bannon. It was a name given to someone who was a person who was a slayer of men in battle. The name means warrior or solider.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bannon have been found, including Banning, Baning, Bannin and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bannon research. Another 240 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bannon History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bannon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Bannon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 136 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Bannon, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:
Bannon Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Bannon Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Bannon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bannon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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