McKennon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The original Gaelic form of McKennon was Mac Cionaoith.
Early Origins of the McKennon family
The surname McKennon was first found in County Monaghan
(Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland
in the province of Ulster
, at Truagh where they were known as the Lords of Truagh.
Early History of the McKennon family
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McKennon Spelling Variations
People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations
of the surname McKennon that are preserved in archival documents are MacKenna, MacKennagh, MacKenney, MacKenny, MacKinna, MacKinnie and many more.
Early Notables of the McKennon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McKennon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McKennon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Angus McKennon, who landed in Canada in 1816
- John, McKennon Jr., who arrived in Canada in 1816
Contemporary Notables of the name McKennon (post 1700)
- Pierce Winningham “Mac” McKennon (1919-1947), American flying ace of World War II with 12 aerial victories, recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross (5), Air Medal (17) and a Purple Heart
- Dallas Raymond "Dal" McKennon (1919-2009), American voice actor, with a career lasting over 50 years, he was the primary voice of Buzz Buzzard in the Woody Woodpecker cartoons and Disney movies such as Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Mary Poppins, and Bedknobs
and Broomsticks and much more
- Pierce W. McKennon, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 12 aerial victories
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