lannen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. lannen originally appeared in Gaelic as O Leannain, which is possibly derived from the word leann, which denotes a cloak. Another possible derivation is from the word leanan, which means paramour.

Early Origins of the lannen family

The surname lannen was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the lannen family

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lannen Spelling Variations

A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name lannen include Lennon, Lannin, Lannon, Linnane, O'Lennon, Lennane, Leonard, MacAlinion, O'Lennan and many more.

Early Notables of the lannen family (pre 1700)

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lannen migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

lannen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Lannen, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name lannen (post 1700)

    Historic Events for the lannen family

    HMS Repulse
    • Mr. Thomas J Lannen, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [2]


    1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved
    2. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from
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