Origins Available: English
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.
Early Origins of the Bannan family
The surname Bannan was first found in London, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bannan family
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Bannan Spelling Variations
Bannan has been spelled many different ways. 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. Many variations of the name Bannan have been found, including Banning, Baning, Bannin and others.
Early Notables of the Bannan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bannan family to 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.
Migration of the Bannan family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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