Bannon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Bannon name is derived from the Gaelic ó Banàin, though there has been much confusion about this name involving the Irish Gaelic word bàn, which means "white."

Early Origins of the Bannon family

The surname Bannon was first found in the barony of Clonisk, in the southern tip of County Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland in the Province of Leinster, where a Medieval Sept of this name was found.

Important Dates for the Bannon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bannon research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1172, 1316, 1319, 1585, 1659, 1796, 1798, 1842, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Bannon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bannon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Banain, O'Bannon, Banim, O'Bannaghan, Bannaghan, O'Banan and many more.

Early Notables of the Bannon family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bannon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bannon migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bannon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Owen Bannon, who was a forced emigrant, arriving in America in 1737
Bannon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Bannon, aged 23, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 [1]
  • Ann Bannon, who arrived at the port of New York in 1805
  • Patk Bannon, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • Ann Bannon, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • Peter Bannon, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bannon migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bannon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. James Bannon U.E. who arrived in Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 359 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 off East River, New York [2]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Bannon U.E. who arrived in Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 509 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 off East River, New York [2]
  • Miss Sarah Bannon U.E. (b. 1769), aged 14 who arrived in Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 547 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 off East River, New York [2]
Bannon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Bannon, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Mr. Honore Bannon, aged 25 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [3]
  • Mr. James Bannon, aged 3 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Bee" departing 17th April 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but he died on board [4]
  • Mrs. Martha Bannon, aged 63 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Naparina" departing 17th June 1847 from Dublin, Ireland; the ship arrived on 23rd August 1847 but she died on board [4]

Bannon migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bannon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Bannon, aged 19, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa" [5]
  • Patrick Bannon, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"

Bannon migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bannon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Stephen Bannon, aged 24, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Bannon (post 1700)

  • John James "Jack" Bannon (1940-2017), American television and stage actor, best known for his role as Art Donovan on Lou Grant (1977-1982)
  • Stephen Kevin "Steve" Bannon (b. 1953), American campaign manager, businessman, and media executive, White House Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President; he was fired on August 18, 2017
  • Jack Bannon (b. 1940), American actor
  • Jim Bannon (1911-1984), American radio and film actor
  • Chad Bannon (b. 1970), American television and film actor
  • Bruce Bannon (b. 1951), American professional NFL football player
  • James Bannon (b. 1959), Irish politician, farmer, and auctioneer
  • John Charles Bannon AO (1943-2015), Australian politician, 39th Premier of South Australia (1982-1992)
  • John Bannon (b. 1943), Australian politician and academic
  • Gary Bannon, British actor, poet, and comedian
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Bannon family

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. John Joseph Bannon (d. 1912), aged 32, English Greaser from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [6]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 12)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 64)
  5. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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