The O'Bannion name is derived from the Gaelic ó Banàin, though there has been much confusion about this name involving the Irish Gaelic word bàn, which means "white."
The surname O'Bannion was first found in the barony of Clonisk, in the southern tip of County
, where a Medieval Sept of this name was found.
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of this family name include: Banain, O'Bannon, Banim, O'Bannaghan, Bannaghan, O'Banan and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William O'Bannon, who was granted land in Virginia in 1764; Owen Bannon, who was a forced emigrant, arriving in America in 1737; Ann Bannon, who arrived at the port of New York in 1805.