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The spelling and overall form of Irish names tend to vary widely over time. The original Gaelic form of the name Canada is O'Cinneide, which is derived from the words "ceann," which means "head," and "éidigh," which means "helmet."

Canada Early Origins



The surname Canada was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster. This distinguished Irish family were descended from Kennedy, nephew of King Brian Boru, Ireland's great Warrior King who fell in the battle of Clontarf in the year 1014.

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Canada Spelling Variations


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Canada Spelling Variations



Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Canada revealed many variations, including Kennedy, Minagh, Kennady, O'Kennedy and others.

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Canada Early History


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Canada Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Canada research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1615 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Canada History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Canada Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Canada Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Mathew Kennedy, who was forced to leave Ireland for France after the Fall of Limerick; Sir Robert Kennedy, 1st Baronet, an official of the...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Canada Notables 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



Suffering from poverty and racial discrimination, thousands of Irish families left the island in the 19th century for North America aboard cramped passenger ships. The early migrants became settlers of small tracts of land, and those that came later were often employed in the new cities or transitional work camps. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Although the immigrants from this period were often maligned when they arrived in the United States, they provided the cheap labor that was necessary for the development of that country as an industrial power. Early immigration and passenger lists have revealed many immigrants bearing the name Canada:

Canada Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Cornelius Canada, who arrived in Maryland in 1652
  • Cornelius Canada, and James Canada who came to Maryland in 1652
  • Gowen Canada, who landed in Virginia in 1656
  • Corn Canada, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Canada Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Canada, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • John Canada, who arrived in New Jersey in 1747

Canada Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Canada, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • A Jose F Del Canada, aged 32, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Juan Canada, who landed in America in 1834
  • Manuel Fernandes Canada, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1839

Canada Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Canada, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1818

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Contemporary Notables of the name Canada (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Canada (post 1700)



  • William Wesley Canada (1850-1921), American Republican politician, Chair of Randolph County Republican Party, 1890-97; U.S. Consul in Veracruz, 1897-1918
  • William W. Canada (b. 1851), American politician, U.S. Consul in Veracruz, 1897-1911
  • Lisa R. Canada, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2008
  • A. Joseph Canada, American Republican politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 8th District, 1974-79; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 2nd District, 1986
  • Tom Canada (b. 1980), American CFL football player
  • Ronald Ellis “Ron” Canada (b. 1949), American Lone Star Film & Television Award winning actor, known for his roles in Wedding Crashers (2005), National Treasure (2004) and Cinderella Man (2005)
  • Larry Canada (b. 1954), American former NFL football player for the Denver Broncos (1978-1981)
  • Geoffrey Canada (b. 1952), American social activist and educator, CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, Harlem, New York
  • Cody Jay Canada (b. 1976), American country singer, lead singer of Cross Canadian Ragweed

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    11. ...

    The Canada Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Canada 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 27 August 2016 at 17:22.

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