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Where did the Irish Gannon family come from? What is the Irish Gannon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gannon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gannon family history?Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Gannon family in Ireland was Mag Fhionnain, derived from the word "fionn," which means "fair."
Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Gannon family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Gannon, Ganon and others.
First found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gannon research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1798 is included under the topic Early Gannon History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Gannon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Gannon:
Gannon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James Gannon, who arrived in America in 1798
Gannon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William R Gannon, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1812
- Thomas Gannon, who landed in New York in 1837
- Michael Gannon, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1847
- John Gannon, who arrived in Maryland in 1849
- Rose Gannon, aged 17, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
Gannon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Catherine Gannon, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1811
- Ritchard Gannon, aged 30, landed in Quebec in 1833
- Mary Gannon, aged 4, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway
- Conner Gannon and Mary Gannon arrived in Canada in 1839
Gannon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Eliza Gannon, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"
Gannon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Gannon, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
- Catherine Gannon, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
- Matthew Kevin Gannon (1954-1988), American Foreign Service Officer from Los Angeles, California, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died
- Elaine Freeman Gannon, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives 115th District
- Dennis J. Gannon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000, 2004, 2008
- Chester F. Gannon, American politician, Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1922
- Charles W. Gannon, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1946
- Anne M. Gannon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008
- Frank S. Gannon, American Republican politician, Candidate for borough President of Richmond, New York, 1925
- J. A. Gannon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1932, 1936
- James F. Gannon, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 3rd District, 1932
- John Gannon, American politician, Mayor of Hibbing, Minnesota, 1922, 1924-25
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The Gannon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gannon 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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