When Jefferson Sawyer Cannon was born in 1850, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Cannon, was 35 and his mother, Malinda Sawyer, was 33. He married Louisa J Wood about 1872, in Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1920. He died on 28 October 1926, in Haskell, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States.
Irish: Anglicized form of Ó Canann or Ó Canáin ‘descendant of Cano or Canán’. Occasionally, and in the Isle of Man, the surname derives from Mac Canann ‘son of Cano or Canán’, which in Ireland was Anglicized McCann or McConnon . See also Connon . The personal name is from Gaelic cano ‘wolf cub’, of which Canán is a diminutive. In Ulster Cannon may also be shortened from Ó Canannáin ‘descendant of Canannán’, a pet form (double diminutive) of the personal name. This was a cheiftan family in Donegal, and the name was particularly common there.
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.
French: variant of Canon .