The Irish surname Cannon, also found in England, is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Mac Canann orÓ 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. When found in 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. Today there are over 68,000 people with the family name Cannon living in The United States.
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