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Gannon Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhionnáin a patronymic from the personal name Fionnán. This name from a diminutive of fionn ‘white fair’ was borne by several early Irish saints.

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


Similar surnames: Cannon, Bannon, Hannon, Hanson, Ganson, Hanlon, Grannan, Gayton

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Where is the Gannon family from?

You can see how Gannon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gannon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gannon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Gannon families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Gannon's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gannon families in 1840.
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What did your Gannon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gannon. 14% of Gannon men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Gannon women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gannon were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Gannon. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Gannon. For the veterans among your Gannon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gannon lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gannon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gannon in 1940 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

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