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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 America. 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  4. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  6. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. 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).
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. 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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