Gannon Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Gannon Family History

If you are conducting some Gannon family history research then you can view the Gannon 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 Gannon surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Gannon in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Sept Mag Fhionnain, taken from the Gaelic word 'fionn' meaning 'fair'. The Septs was based in the Province of Connaught and in Counties Mayo and Clare in particular. It is here that the majority of descendants can still be found.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Gannon Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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