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."
Early Origins of the O'Bannion family
The surname O'Bannion was first found in the barony of Clonisk, in the southern tip of County Offaly
(Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland
in the Province of Leinster
, where a Medieval Sept of this name was found.
Early History of the O'Bannion family
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O'Bannion Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Banain, O'Bannon, Banim, O'Bannaghan, Bannaghan, O'Banan and many more.
Early Notables of the O'Bannion family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Bannion family to the New World and Oceana
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.