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The first family to use the name Shanon lived in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. It was used as a nickname for a person noted as possessing great wisdom, or an elderly person. The surname is derived from the Irish Gaelic name O Seanain, which comes from the word sean, which has the double meaning of old and wise.

Shanon Early Origins



The surname Shanon was first found in Kintyre, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Shanon Spelling Variations


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Shanon Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Shanon has been written as Shannon, Shennan, Shennane and others.

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Shanon Early History


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Shanon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shanon research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1548 is included under the topic Early Shanon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shanon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shanon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shanon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shanon In Ireland


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Shanon In Ireland



Some of the Shanon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shanon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ephraim Shanon, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute Duce
Motto Translation: With virtue for guide.


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Shanon Family Crest Products


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