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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Lennon 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.

Lennon Early Origins



The surname Lennon 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.

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Lennon Spelling Variations


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Lennon Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Lennon are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Lennon, Lannin, Lannon, Linnane, O'Lennon, Lennane, Leonard, MacAlinion, O'Lennan and many more.

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Lennon Early History


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Lennon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lennon research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lennon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lennon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lennon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lennon 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



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Lennon family in North America:

Lennon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Lennon, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Peirce Lennon, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Pierce Lennon, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Edmund Lennon, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Richard Lennon, who settled in Barbados with his wife and servants in 1680

Lennon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Lennon, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Henry Lennon, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1812
  • James Lennon, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Matthew Lennon, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1842
  • Mathew Lennon, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lennon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Lennon, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland

Lennon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Lennon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm
  • Mary Lennon, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Ann Lennon, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Winnie Lennon, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"
  • James Lennon, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lennon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Lennon, aged 24, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lennon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lennon (post 1700)



  • Robin Lennon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012
  • Peter B. Lennon (b. 1878), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1919-24; Member of Michigan State Senate 13th District, 1927-32
  • Peter A. Lennon, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 2000, 2002
  • Michael J. Lennon, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lehigh County, 1893-98
  • Mary A. Lennon, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1945; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956
  • James T. Lennon, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Yonkers, New York, 1910-11, 1915-16; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912
  • James Lennon Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 8th District, 1896-97
  • George D. Lennon, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1882
  • Francis X. Lennon, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1962
  • Elizabeth M. Lennon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Lennon Historic Events


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Lennon Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. George Henry Lennon, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. James Joseph Lennon (1884-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Denis Lennon (d. 1912), aged 20, Irish Third Class passenger from Ballymahon, Longford who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Miss Mary Lennon (d. 1912), aged 18, Irish Third Class passenger from Ballymahon, Longford who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Motto


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


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. 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).
  5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

The Lennon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lennon 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 24 November 2016 at 11:06.

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