Cannon Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Cannon Family History

If you are conducting some Cannon family history research then you can view the Cannon coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Cannon surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Cannon in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Canain Sept of County Donegal in the North-West of the country. The name is taken from a Gaelic word meaning 'wolf cub'. A separate O'Cananain Sept was located in Connaught Province. The name was also brought to the country by settlers from England, especially during the seventeenth century.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Cannon Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Pellet/Ogress/Gunstone Black Roundle which represents a Canon ball
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