Origins Available: Irish
The original Gaelic form of Menon was O Mainnin.
Early Origins of the Menon family
The surname Menon was first found in County Galway
(Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht
, located on the west coast of the Island.
Early History of the Menon family
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Menon Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Menon family name revealed numerous spelling variations
, including Mannion, O'Mannin, O'Mannion, Mannyan, Mennon and many more.
Early Notables of the Menon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Menon family to the New World and Oceana
saw an enormous decrease in its population in the 19th century due to immigration and death. This pattern of immigration began slowly in the late 18th century and gradually grew throughout the early portion of the 19th century. However, a dramatic increase in the country's immigration numbers occurred when the Great Potato Famine
struck in the 1840s. The early immigrants to North America were primarily destined to be farmers tending to their own plot of land, those that came later initially settled within pre-established urban centers. These urban immigrants provided the cheap labor that the fast developing United States and soon to be Canada required. Regardless of their new lifestyle in North America, the Irish immigrants to the United States and Canada made invaluable contributions to their newly adopted societies. An investigation of immigrant and passenger lists revealed many Menons: Mary Mannon, who settled in New England
in 1721; as well as Edward, James, John and Patrick Manion, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..
Contemporary Notables of the name Menon (post 1700)
- Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar "M. G. K." Menon FRS (1928-2016), Indian physicist, awarded the Abdus Salam Award, and was a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences