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Origins Available: English, Irish


The ancestry of the name Bannan can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a name for a person who was a slayer of men in battle. The name means warrior or solider.

Bannan Early Origins



The surname Bannan was first found in London, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bannan Spelling Variations


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Bannan Spelling Variations



Bannan has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Banning, Baning, Bannin and others.

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Bannan Early History


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Bannan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bannan research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 189 and are included under the topic Early Bannan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bannan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bannan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Bannan In Ireland


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Bannan In Ireland



Some of the Bannan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bannans to arrive on North American shores:

Bannan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Bannan, who was recorded in New York during the war of 1812
  • Peter Bannan, who arrived in New York, rix in 1815

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bannan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bannan (post 1700)



  • Justin Lewis Bannan (b. 1979), American NFL football defensive tackle
  • Thomas Neilson "Tommy" Bannan (1930-2003), Scottish professional footballer
  • Barry Bannan (b. 1989), Scottish professional footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Bannan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bannan 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2015 at 11:58.

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