While the Anglicized versions of Irish names are often familiar to people, their Irish Gaelic heritage is often unknown. The original Gaelic form of the name McConnon is O Canain, from the word "cano," which means "wolf cub."
The surname McConnon was first found in Tirconnell (Irish: Tír Chonaill) present day
from very ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McConnon research.Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1659, and 1687 are included under the topic Early McConnon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 McConnon family name include Cannon, O'Cannon, MacCannon, Cannan, Cannen, Cannin, MacCannan, McCannon, McCannan and many more.