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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."

Cannan Early Origins



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.

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Cannan Spelling Variations


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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.

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Cannan Early History


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Cannan Early History



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.

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Cannan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cannan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cannan 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



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" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cannan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cannan (post 1700)



  • Bonnie G. Cannan, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 56th District, 2002 [2]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 [3]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,

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Cannan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) James Cannan. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Cannan/James_Harold/Australia.html

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. 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.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  4. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. 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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
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The Cannan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cannan 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 22 September 2016 at 22:19.

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