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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 Cannaday is O'Cinneide, which is derived from the words "ceann," which means "head," and "éidigh," which means "helmet."

Cannaday Early Origins



The surname Cannaday 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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Cannaday Spelling Variations


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Cannaday Spelling Variations



Within archives, many different spelling variations exist for the surname Cannaday. Ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in the name of the single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Kennedy, Minagh, Kennady, O'Kennedy and others.

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Cannaday Early History


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Cannaday Early History



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

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Cannaday Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cannaday 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 Cannaday 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



In the 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Irish people immigrated to North American shores. The early settlers were enticed by the promise of their own land, but they were moderately well off in Ireland when they decided to emigrate. Therefore, they were merely carrying out a long and carefully thought out decision. The 1840s saw the emergence of a very different trend: thousands of extremely desperate people crammed into passenger boats hoping to find any type of opportunity. The Irish of this decade had seen their homeland severely stricken by crop failures which resulted in widespread disease and starvation. At whatever time the Irish immigrants came to North America, they were instrumental in the rapid development of the emerging nations of the United States and what would become known as Canada. An exhaustive search of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many persons bearing the name Cannaday, or one of its variants:

Cannaday Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Clement Cannaday, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • John Cannaday, who landed in Virginia in 1642

Cannaday Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Cannaday, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • William Cannaday, who landed in Virginia in 1717

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cannaday (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cannaday (post 1700)



  • Charles W. Cannaday, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives 2nd District, 1980

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Cannaday Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cannaday 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 19 October 2015 at 10:04.

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