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Subject: Re: Origin of Cannon
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: November 13, 2006 at 8:59 AM
Reply to: Origin of Cannon by Wunderkind_Princess

Cannon
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.

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  • Origin of Cannon - Wunderkind_Princess  Nov 12 2006, 7:49 PM
    • Re: Origin of Cannon - Sean Foglai  Nov 13 2006, 8:59 AM