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The Obannon 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."

Obannon Early Origins



The surname Obannon 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.

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Obannon Spelling Variations


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Obannon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Banain, O'Bannon, Banim, O'Bannaghan, Bannaghan, O'Banan and many more.

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Obannon Early History


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Obannon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Obannon research. Another 457 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1172, 1316, 1319, 1585, 1659, 1796, 1798, 1842, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Obannon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Obannon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Obannon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Obannon 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Obannon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William O'Bannon, who was granted land in Virginia in 1764

Obannon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mannie O'Bannon, aged 42, who settled in America from Atlantic City, N.Y., in 1913
  • Dermet O'Bannon, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Obannon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Obannon (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon, American Marine, who was the first to hoist an American flag over a captured enemy position (in 1805 in Tripoli). Four U.S. war ships have borne the USS O'Bannon name
  • Daniel Thomas O'Bannon (b. 1946), American film writer and director, whose credits include "Night of the Living Dead" and "Alien"
  • Rockne S. O’Bannon (b. 1955), American television writer and producer
  • Presley O’Bannon (1776-1850), U.S. Marine Corps officer, famous for his exploits in the First Barbary War, eponym of the USS O'Bannon (DD-177), (DD-450) and (DD-987)
  • Helen O’Bannon (1939-1988), American academic and economist
  • Ed O’Bannon (b. 1972), American professional basketball player
  • Dan O’Bannon (b. 1946), American screenwriter and film director
  • Charles O’Bannon (b. 1975), American professional basketball player

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    5. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    6. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    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 Obannon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Obannon 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 15 January 2017 at 21:16.

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