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This is an Anglicized form of three distinct Gaelic (Irish) surnames. The first, "O'Seanain" with the cognate "MacGiolla tSeanain", translates as "descendant of the follower of St. Senan". St. Senan was a 6th Century Irish abbot-bishop who settled on Scattery Island in the Shannon Estuary. These names normally Anglicized as (Mac)Giltenan in Counties Wexford and Carlow, became Shannon in Co. Clare. A second West Clare name "O'Sionain", originally given to a worker with straw (i.e. a maker of straw baskets, straw festival garments, etc.), is rendered Shinane or Shannon in English. Finally, "O'Seannachain", a Dalcassian (Munster) surname is Anglicized both as Shannahan and Shannon...

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Angela Brooks

I am looking for any information on a gentleman named Michael Robert Shannon, we have been told he was born in Michigan about 25 April 1903 and apparently died in 1929 Minnesota, possibly in Foxhome or Fergus Falls. Any information would be greatly appreciated, I have been trying to find information on him for a very long time and have hit nothing but roadblocks and dead ends. Thank you in advance.


Thomas Shannon in Ireland maybe Northern part born around 1650 or 1686 then went to America and Died some time in after 1732

Amanda Shannon

To my knowledge I have a great Aunt Agnes Shannon whom I have met once. My mothers maiden name is Margaret Ann Shannon. My mothers, mother surname was Shannon. After giving birth to my mum and her twin brother Billy. They were put up for adoption. They have another brother who lives in England who's name I dont know.


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