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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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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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 2 December 2016 at 21:18.

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