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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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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Servant

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shannon. The most common Shannon occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Shannon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shannon family was Servant.

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Shannon Life Expectancy

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Famous Shannon Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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