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Hannon Name Meaning

shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAinchín ‘descendant of Ainchín’, a personal name possibly related to the personal name Annach (see Hanna), unless it is a variant of ainghein ‘unborn’. shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnnacháin (see Hanahan). shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnnáin (see Hannan).

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


Similar surnames: Hannan, Shannon, Cannon, Hanson, Hanlon, Gannon, Bannon, Hannen

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Where is the Hannon family from?

You can see how Hannon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hannon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hannon families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Hannon families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 22% of all the recorded Hannon's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hannon families in 1840.
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What did your Hannon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hannon. 15% of Hannon men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Hannon women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hannon were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    11%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Hannon. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Hannon. For the veterans among your Hannon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hannon lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hannon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1958. The average life expectancy for Hannon in 1940 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

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