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Shannon Family History

Shannon Name Meaning
reduced form of Shanahan.reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seanáin ‘descendant of Seanán’, a personal name based on a pet form of seán ‘old’.in County Clare, a reduced Anglicized form of Mac Giolla tSeanáin ‘son of the servant of St. Seanán’. In the Irish midlands Leonard and Nugent have been adopted as equivalents of this name.

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

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352,023 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
50,550 Military Records
32,040 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Shannon Families

  • Number of Shannon families
     366 - 730
     123 - 365
     1 - 122
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shannon families
     246 - 490
     83 - 245
     1 - 82
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shannon families
     138 - 273
     47 - 137
     1 - 46
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Shannon Family Origin

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Shannon Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Shannon

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Shannon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shannon census records

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Shannon Civil War Service Records

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