Bannon Family History

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Bannon Name Meaning

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

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

Similar surnames: Cannon, Gannon, Hannon, Hannan, Shannon, Fannin, Brandon, Connon

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Bannon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bannon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bannon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Bannon Family Origin

Where is the Bannon family from?

Bannon Family Occupations

What did your Bannon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bannon occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Bannon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bannon family was Farmer Son. Farmer, Going To School and Forgeron were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bannon.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Forgeron

  • Farmer Son


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bannon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bannon Historical Records

What Bannon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Bannon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bannon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Bannon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bannon. For the veterans among your Bannon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bannon Life Expectancy

What is the average Bannon lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bannon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bannon in 1945 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bannon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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