The ancestry of the name Canion dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Wiltshire.
Early Origins of the Canion family
The surname Canion was first found in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Canion family
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Canion Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Canion have been found, including Canning, Cannings, Cannyng, Caning, Canings, Canyng and many more.
Early Notables of the Canion family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Canion family to Ireland
Some of the Canion family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 143 words (10 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 Canion family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Canion, or a variant listed above: John Canninge who settled in Virginia in 1652; William Cannings settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife, two children, and servants; Elizabeth Canning landed in America in 1754.
Contemporary Notables of the name Canion (post 1700)
- Colleen Canion, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1972 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Canion 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: Dum vigilio tutus
Motto Translation: While I watch I am safe.