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O'bannon Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Banáin ‘descendant of Banán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of ban ‘white’ (see Bannon).

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

Similar surnames: Bannon, O'banion, Concannon, Cannon, Gannon, O'connor, Mcgannon

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You can see how O'bannon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The O'bannon family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most O'bannon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 74 O'bannon families living in Kentucky. This was about 26% of all the recorded O'bannon's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of O'bannon families in 1880.
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What is the average O'bannon lifespan?

Between 1996 and 2003, in the United States, O'bannon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for O'bannon in 1996 was 50, and 56 in 2003.

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