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Cannon Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Canann or Ó Canann (Ulster), or Ó Canáin (County Galway) ‘son (Mac) or descendant (Ó) of Canán’, a personal name derived from cano ‘wolf cub’. In Ulster it may also be from Ó Canannáin ‘descendant of Canannán’, a diminutive of the personal name. English: from Middle English canun ‘canon’ (Old Norman French canonie, canoine, from Late Latin canonicus). In medieval England this term denoted a clergyman living with others in a clergy house; the surname is mostly an occupational name for a servant in a house of canons, although it could also be a nickname or even a patronymic.

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


Similar surnames: Cannan, Gannon, Bannon, Hannon, Shannon, Connon, Channon, Cason

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Cannon Family Origin

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Cannon Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cannon. A less common occupation for the Cannon family was Coal Miner. The most common Cannon occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Cannon's were Labourers.

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