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Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the McGannon family in Ireland was Mag Fhionnain, derived from the word "fionn," which means "fair."

McGannon Early Origins



The surname McGannon was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McGannon Spelling Variations


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McGannon Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name McGannon revealed spelling variations, including Gannon, Ganon and others.

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McGannon Early History


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McGannon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGannon research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1798 is included under the topic Early McGannon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGannon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGannon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McGannon 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the McGannon name:

McGannon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McGannon, aged 26, who emigrated to America, in 1895

McGannon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary McGannon, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Quilty, Ireland, in 1909
  • Joseph McGannon, aged 26, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1911
  • Thomas McGannon, aged 19, who landed in America from Quilty, Ireland, in 1915

McGannon Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Edward McGannon, aged 22, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1911
  • Cora McGannon, aged 39, who settled in Brockville, Canada, in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGannon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGannon (post 1700)



  • J. G. McGannon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1892
  • Donald H. McGannon (1920-1984), American Chairman of the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    4. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    10. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
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    The McGannon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGannon 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 21 October 2015 at 11:27.

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