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Where did the English Channon family come from? What is the English Channon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Channon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Channon family history?The ancestry of the name Channon dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Cann, a parish in the county of Dorset. The surname Channon is a palatal form of the surname Canning, of toponymic origin, deriving from the place-name Cann mentioned above. The word palatal is a phonological term. Phonology is the study of sounds used in language. The sounds able to be produced by humans and used in speech are classified into several types: labial, for sounds produced by the lips; dental, for sounds produced by the tongue against the teeth; palatal, for sounds produced by the tongue against the hard palate (found at the roof of the mouth in the front); and uvular, for sounds made at the back of the throat. The translation from the s sound to the sh sound, or the one from c to ch, is known as the palatal translation, for it is accomplished by moving the tongue from the teeth to the hard palate while keeping the tongue in the same form.
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 Channon have been found, including Channing, Chaning, Chening, Channings and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Channon research. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Channon History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Channon Notables 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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Channon, or a variant listed above:
Channon Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Channon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Channon 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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