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lannon 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. lannon 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 lannon family


The surname lannon 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.

Early History of the lannon family


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lannon Spelling Variations


Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name lannon dating from that time include Lennon, Lannin, Lannon, Linnane, O'Lennon, Lennane, Leonard, MacAlinion, O'Lennan and many more.

Early Notables of the lannon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the lannon family to the New World and Oceana


The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the lannon family relocated to North American shores quite early:

lannon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Carr Lannon, who arrived in Maryland in 1833 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

lannon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Edward Lannon, aged 23 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Progress" departing from the port of New Ross, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)
  • Mr. Thomas Lannon, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ninian" departing from the port of Limerick, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)

lannon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Lannon, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1854.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name lannon (post 1700)


  • Timothy R. Lannon, American academic, 24th President of the Creighton University(2011-), 26th President of the Saint Joseph's University (2003-2011)
  • Ryan Lannon (b. 1982), American former professional ice hockey defenseman
  • James Patrick Lannon (1878-1953), American rear admiral, recipient of the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914
  • Nyles Lannon, American folk and electronic musician
  • Dr Frances Lannon FRHistS (b. 1945), British academic and educator, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

The lannon 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: Prisco stirpe hibernico
Motto Translation: Of an ancient Irish stock


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1854.shtml

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