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Multiple Origins for the Surname Shannon



The surname Shannon is originally a name that appeared in Gaelic as O Seanachain, which is derived from the word "sean," meaning "old."

Shannon Early Origins



The surname Shannon was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Shannon Spelling Variations


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Shannon 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 Shannon revealed spelling variations, including Shanahan, O'Shanahan, Shahan, Shannon, Gilshenan and many more.

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Shannon Early History


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Shannon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shannon research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1318, 1802, 1863, and 1877 are included under the topic Early Shannon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shannon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shannon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shannon 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



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Shannon:

Shannon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lakall Shannon, who arrived in Virginia in 1695 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Shannon, who landed in Virginia in 1698 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Shannon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Shannon, who arrived in America in 1742
  • James Shannon, who arrived in Boston in 1764
  • Luke Shannon, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1765 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Shannon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Shannon, aged 40, who landed in Massachusetts in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Shannon, who arrived in New York in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Bridget Shannon, who was on record in Massachusetts in 1813
  • David Shannon, who setted in New York, NY in 1815
  • David Shannon, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Shannon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert Ross Shannon, who landed in New York in 1912 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Shannon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Lieut. Daniel Shannon U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. David Shannon U.E. who settled in Ancaster Township, Wentworth County [Ancaster], Ontario c. 1784 he enlisted in 1777 on Secret Service [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Shannon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • B Shannon, who arrived in Canada in 1812
  • Rosy Shannon, aged 24, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833
  • Charles Shannon, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • James Shannon, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834

Shannon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Shannon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/ Surrey 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • George Shannon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • Isabella Shannon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • James Shannon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • Jane Shannon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Shannon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Helen Shannon, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Michael Shannon, aged 30, a gardener, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cuba" in 1840
  • Florence Shannon, aged 32, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Sarah Shannon, aged 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • James Shannon, aged 18, a miner, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shannon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shannon (post 1700)



  • Thomas Alfred "Tom" Shannon Jr. (b. 1958), American diplomat, acting United States Secretary of State until the confirmation of U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee, Rex Tillerson
  • Jeff Shannon (1961-2013), American film critic
  • Michael Corbett Shannon (b. 1974), American stage, film, and television actor nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2008
  • Bill Shannon (1941-2010), American author and baseball historian
  • William Vincent Shannon (1927-1988), former editor of the New York Times and U.S. Ambassador to Ireland
  • Terry Craig Shannon (1952-2005), American information technology consultant, journalist and author
  • Richard Shannon (b. 1954), American writer, performer and speaker
  • Fred Albert Shannon (1893-1963), American historian and a Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Frederick A. Shannon (b. 1921), American herpetologist and medical doctor
  • Del Shannon (1934-1990), American rock and roll singer-songwriter
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Shannon Historic Events


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Shannon Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Edward Shannon, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • Mr. Francis Joseph Shannon, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

HMS Hood

  • Mr. John D Shannon (b. 1915), Australian Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Australian Navy Volunteer Reserve from Buranda, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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Suggested Readings for the name Shannon


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Suggested Readings for the name Shannon



  • My Byers-Bonar-Shannon and Allied Families by Marion Stark Craig.
  • Shannon Family and Connections by William G. Shannon.

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Shannon Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  4. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  5. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

Other References

  1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  4. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Shannon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shannon 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.

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