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Shannon Name Meaning

reduced form of Shanahan. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seanáin ‘descendant of Seanán’, a personal name based on a pet form of seán ‘old’. in County Clare, a reduced Anglicized form of Mac Giolla tSeanáin ‘son of the servant of St. Seanán’. In the Irish midlands Leonard and Nugent have been adopted as equivalents of this name.

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


Similar surnames: Hannon, Cannon, Gannon, Hannan, Scanlon, Hanlon, Bannon, Hanson

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Shannon Family Origin

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Shannon Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Gen Lab

    2%
  • Cabinet Maker

    1%
  • Carter

    1%

In 1881, Labourer, Gen Lab and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shannon. The most common Shannon occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Shannon's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Shannon family was Carter.

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Shannon Historical Records

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Shannon Life Expectancy

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Famous Shannon Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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