When Albert Benton Cannon was born on 22 May 1878, in Saint Charles, Missouri, United States, his father, George M. Cannon, was 47 and his mother, Sarah Catherine Lewis, was 37. He married Laura Pendleton Clark about 1898. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lincoln Township, Clark, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Troy, Lincoln, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 September 1949, at the age of 71, and was buried in Moscow Mills, Lincoln, Missouri, 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 .
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