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Cannon Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Canann or Ó Canann (Ulster), or Ó Canáin (County Galway) ‘son (Mac) or descendant (Ó) of Canán’, a personal name derived from cano ‘wolf cub’. In Ulster it may also be from Ó Canannáin ‘descendant of Canannán’, a diminutive of the personal name.English: from Middle English canun ‘canon’ (Old Norman French canonie, canoine, from Late Latin canonicus). In medieval England this term denoted a clergyman living with others in a clergy house; the surname is mostly an occupational name for a servant in a house of canons, although it could also be a nickname or even a patronymic.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Cannon Families

  • Number of Cannon families
     307 - 612
     103 - 306
     1 - 102
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cannon families
     587 - 1,172
     196 - 586
     1 - 195
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cannon families
     75 - 148
     26 - 74
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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