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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)



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

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McGannon Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    3. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    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. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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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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