Cannan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
While the Anglicized versions of Irish names are often familiar to people, their Irish Gaelic heritage is often unknown. The original Gaelic form of the name Cannan is O Canain, from the word "cano," which means "wolf cub."
Early Origins of the Cannan family
The surname Cannan was first found in Tirconnell (Irish: Tír Chonaill) present day Donegal
, located in Northwestn Ireland
in the province of Ulster
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Cannan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cannan research.Another 290 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1659, and 1687 are included under the topic Early Cannan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cannan Spelling Variations
Names written in official documents were generally spelt as they sounded, leading to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion in records of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations
of the surname Cannan that are preserved in documents of the family history are Cannon, O'Cannon, MacCannon, Cannan, Cannen, Cannin, MacCannan, McCannon, McCannan and many more.
Early Notables of the Cannan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cannan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cannan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Cannan, aged 31, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cannan (post 1700)
- Bonnie G. Cannan, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 56th District, 2002 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Major-General James Harold Cannan (1882-1976), Australian Director of United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration South-West Pacific from 1946 to 1947 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) James Cannan. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Cannan/James_Harold/Australia.html
- General James Cannan,
Cannan Family Crest Products
- ^ South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) James Cannan. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Cannan/James_Harold/Australia.html