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The ancestry of the name Channon dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Cann, a parish in the county of Dorset. The surname Channon is a palatal form of the surname Canning, of toponymic origin, deriving from the place-name Cann mentioned above. The word palatal is a phonological term. Phonology is the study of sounds used in language. The sounds able to be produced by humans and used in speech are classified into several types: labial, for sounds produced by the lips; dental, for sounds produced by the tongue against the teeth; palatal, for sounds produced by the tongue against the hard palate (found at the roof of the mouth in the front); and uvular, for sounds made at the back of the throat. The translation from the s sound to the sh sound, or the one from c to ch, is known as the palatal translation, for it is accomplished by moving the tongue from the teeth to the hard palate while keeping the tongue in the same form.

Channon Early Origins



The surname Channon was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Channon Spelling Variations


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Channon Spelling Variations



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 Channon have been found, including Channing, Chaning, Chening, Channings and others.

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Channon Early History


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Channon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Channon research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Channon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Channon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Channon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Channon 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



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 Channon, or a variant listed above:

Channon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Geo Channon, who arrived in Virginia in 1638

Channon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Channon, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Channon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Channon (post 1700)



  • Parker Channon, American co-founder of Duncan/Channon, an advertising agency in San Francisco, California
  • James B. "Jim" Channon (b. 1940), retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, New Age futurologist, and business consultant, author of the First Earth Battalion Operations Manual
  • Sir Henry "Chips" Channon (1897-1958), American-born British Conservative politician, author and diarist, Member of Parliament for Southend West (1935-1950)
  • Michael Roger "Mick" Channon (b. 1948), English former footballer who later became a successful racehorse trainer
  • Henry Paul Guinness Channon PC (1935-2007), Baron Kelvedon, British politician, Secretary of State for Transport (1987-1989), Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1986-1987), Minister of State for the Arts (1986-1987)

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Channon Historic Events


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Channon Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Edward J Channon, British Not known, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Channon Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Channon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Channon 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 30 March 2016 at 07:59.

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