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Gaelic, otherwise known as Early Modern Irish, was used in Ireland from around the year 1200 until the 18th century. It is from this language that we found the first references to the name Concannon as O Concheanainn, possibly meaning "fair headed hound." The family descends from Cuceannan, who was killed in 991. Another reference, claims that the surname could have been derived from MacConceannain, and in this case it was derived from the Irish "conn," a man's personal name + "gan," which means without + "an," which means a "lie," collectively meaning "Conn the speaker of truth." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)


Concannon Early Origins



The surname Concannon was first found in Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, and Roscommon where they claim descent from the Heremon kings, from the Ui Bruin and more specifically they were derived from Dermot, brother of Murias the 29th King of Connacht who was alive in the 9th century. They claim descendancy from the O'Connors, hence the similarity of the Coat of Arms which both depict a tree at the center point.

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Concannon Spelling Variations


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Concannon Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Concannon can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Concannon, O'Concannon, Cancannon, Concanon, Cancanon, O'Concanon, Connon and many more.

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Concannon Early History


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Concannon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Concannon research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1690, 1749, 1732 and 1748 are included under the topic Early Concannon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Concannon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Concannon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Concannon 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Concannon name:

Concannon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Concannon, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • William Concannon, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • William Concannon, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Concannon, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Michael Concannon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Concannon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Concannon (post 1700)



  • Ernest Raymond Concannon (1909-1986), American football offensive lineman
  • Brian Concannon Jr. (b. 1963), American human rights lawyer in Haiti
  • John Joseph "Jack" Concannon Jr. (1943-2005), American football quarterback
  • Thomas B. Concannon Jr., American politician, Mayor of Newton, Massachusetts, 1994-97
  • Patrick J. Concannon, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 6th District, 1938
  • Nancy Concannon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980
  • David J. Concannon, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 13th District, 1948
  • Eoin Concannon, Irish current Gaelic football player
  • Eóin Concannon (d. 1954), Irish King of the Claddagh
  • Helena Concannon (1878-1952), Irish Fianna Fáil politician, historian, author and language scholar
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Concannon Historic Events


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Concannon Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Thomas Concannon (1937-1988), Irish Passenger from Oxfordshire, England, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died
  • Bridget Concannon (1935-1988), Irish Passenger from Oxfordshire, England, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died
  • Sean Concannon (1972-1988), English Passenger from Oxfordshire, England, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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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:
Motto Translation: Wisdom without blemish.


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Concannon Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

Other References

  1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  9. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  11. ...

The Concannon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Concannon 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.

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