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Bannon Name Meaning

Irish and Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Banáin ‘descendant of Banán’ a personal name representing a diminutive of bán ‘white fair pale’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Cannon, Gannon, Hannon, Hannan, Shannon, Fannin, Brandon, Connon

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Where is the Bannon family from?

You can see how Bannon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bannon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bannon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Bannon families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 27% of all the recorded Bannon's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bannon families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bannon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bannon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bannon. 15% of Bannon men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Bannon women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bannon were Clerk and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Bannon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bannon. For the veterans among your Bannon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bannon lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bannon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bannon in 1945 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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