The original Gaelic form of Mannion was O Mainnin.
Early Origins of the Mannion family
The surname Mannion was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island.
Early History of the Mannion family
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Mannion Spelling Variations
Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Mannion family name include Mannion, O'Mannin, O'Mannion, Mannyan, Mennon and many more.
Early Notables of the Mannion family (pre 1700)
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Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Mannion:
Mannion Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mannion Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Mr. John Mannion, aged 56 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Mary Brack" departing 3rd May 1847 from Limerick, Ireland; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but he died on board 
^ 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)
^ 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. 85)