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The original Gaelic form of Munyon was O Mainnin.

Munyon Early Origins



The surname Munyon was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island.

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Munyon Spelling Variations


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Munyon Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name Munyon revealed spelling variations, including Mannion, O'Mannin, O'Mannion, Mannyan, Mennon and many more.

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Munyon Early History


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Munyon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Munyon research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Munyon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Munyon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Munyon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Munyon 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



Many destitute Irish families in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of Munyon were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists:

Munyon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Munyon, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1904
  • James W. Munyon, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1904
  • James M. Munyon, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Munyon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Munyon (post 1700)



  • Dr. James M. Munyon (1848-1918), American creator of homeopathic patent medicines, some of which were used at his Hotel Hygeia on Munyon Island
  • Le Roy Munyon, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 8th District, 1924

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Munyon Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    8. 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).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Munyon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Munyon 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 12 December 2016 at 11:50.

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