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Origin of Can

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Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: The originator of the name is said to be the father of Brian Boru,(Breoghan) the family traces the origin to the nephew of Brian Boru- born Brian Mac Kennedie, which was an 11th century High King of Ireland. Spelled Cinneide, (or many other spellings, depending on the language or dialect.) The name found earliest in Tipperary,Ireland around 940A.D. It is Gaelic, first known to have settled in Glenomra(Killokennedy) then later in Ormond. Check out the Heritage Corporation, the Hall of Names, the LDS Church, The Irish and or Scottish Clans. History has the surname Kennedy more promenently used it is the same surname, or family. However, the lines of the family changed the spellings for various reasons/purposes.
Surnames: Canady, Caneday, Cannaday, Cannady, Kennedy
Submitted by: Clayton Cannaday
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Origin: The spelling of Canedy is one of several varients, of the Irish Gaelic, 'Cinneidigh' or 'Cinneide' which are one and the same. My name is Cannaday, my gggrandfather used Canady.... ALL OF WHICH ARE THE SAME NAME... In English the name is spelled Kennedy still the same name... the Library of Congress recognizes 35 spellings with about 125 varients. Depending on the time frame researched, the family may be any number of nationalities. It started in Ireland. The name was changed to fit in with the language of the people, the branch of the family, in your line, lived with. The most accurate research I have discovered was done in Ireland and Scotland, by the Heritage Corp. through the different church parishes, CHECK OUT the LDS Family Centeres located in Ireland. You do not have to be LDS; I am not. Let me know what you find, I would be interested. The family motto (Irish )is:'The Strong Hand Uppermost' (Scottish) is: 'Consider the End'. There are (3) different Translated meanings for the name, 1.Helmeted-head, 2.Ugly-head, 3.Grim-headed. Some people think the description relates to the description of the character of the Chief of the Clan at the time-He was considered a mean person. Others feel that it relates to the coat of arms which isClayton Cannaday
Surnames: Canaday, Canady, Cannady, Cinnedigh, Cinneidigh, Kennedy
Submitted by: Clayton Cannaday
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: the name canham originates from Suffolk, England, and is an Anglo Saxon name.
Surnames: Canham
Submitted by: Elaine Noonan
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: According to Roots Research Bureau LTD of Ny Ny-the name Duncan is of ancient Gaelic & Celtic orgin. It was possibily derived from the words donn and cath, in which case it means Brown Warrior. Some family historians think the name was first used by King Duncan, son of Malcolm II of Scotland. He was killed 1040 by Mac Beth. The Scottish clan Duncan originated around 1355.
Surnames: Duncan
Submitted by: Elsie Wright
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs agree that the name MacInnes and all of its variants are of ancient and unique origin. The celtic version is closer to Mac Aonghais. During ancient times the Mac Innes clan followed King Colla from Ireland to Dalriada and established themselves there as one of the original clans to settle that part of Scotland from Ireland. They weathered many hardships but the final straw was the Jacobite Rebellion, which split the clan and led to the Highland Clearances. As a result, the clan has been scattered across the United States and Canada, with some contingents in Australia. The various customs and immigration services of the areas where the Scotsmen settled seem to have corrupted the name many times, leaving a wide variety of variants.
Surnames: Macinnes, Mcangus, Mcginnis, Mcinnes, Mcinnis, Mckinnish, Mcmaster
Submitted by: Jack McInnis
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: The name started with descendants of King Kanute/Canute. When they came over from England the name got retranslated with the regional accents. William Cornett is the one that started in the United States. I have more history on it if you are interested. I have done some research on King Canute, who turns out to be a very honorable King and was mentioned in William Bennett's Book of Virtues.
Surnames: Canute, Cornett, Cornette, Kanute
Submitted by: Nina L. Gosser
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: From Caen in Normandy. A Bishop from that area was awarded land in England following the Conquest of 1066. To begin with the 'de Caen's settled in grants just north of Norwich in east Anglia but two or three generations later migrated to other landgrants in Devon (probably just southeast of Barnstable). The name is still common in those two areas, but rare outside them.
Surnames: Caen, Can, Cann, Canne
Submitted by: Robert Cann
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: The surname of Alcantara is originally Arabic and means 'the bridge.' Its likeliest earliest point is in the dam in northern Egypt. It can be found in Spain (three towns with the name), Brazil's first King, in the Phillipines, in the Holy Order of Alcantara.
Surnames: Alcantara, Al-Cantara, Elqantar, Alcantar
Submitted by: Jose David
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: I conduct research on the Canevit family, which includes Canaevit, Canavit, and Canivet
Surnames: Canaevit
Submitted by: Scott Canevit
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: Seeking information on Thomas Turner, born around 1816 in LIN, ENG. Married Susan BUFF about 1837 then emigrated to Australia.
Surnames: Cantu
Submitted by: Terry Turner
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: martin and marie, came to San Bernardino about 1910. trying find inform.about other members of family
Surnames: bocanegra
Submitted by: xavier ruiz
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: Cannon, George W., Yoncalla, Ore. M Mary Ann or Jane, 3+children; triplets:Minnie, May, and Myrtle. Researching ancestors. Yoncolla, Ore l884 and back.
Surnames: Cannon
Submitted by: Robert W. Mix
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: Charles Lester Canniff, John Arnold Canniff, WI, IL, MI areas
Surnames: Canniff
Submitted by: pcartist
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Origin: Italy
Surnames: Zancan
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Origin: Cora Cannon, married John Hickey. Had at least one child. Niles Hickey born Indiannia Feb, 28 1889
Surnames: Cannon
Submitted by: Tutsuway
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: My Locantore's are from Matera, Italy.
Surnames: Locantore
Submitted by: Susan Florio
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: Origin, Co Cork
From..: O'Canty (? C?inte)
CANTY, fairly numerous: W Cork, N Kerry, Limerick. Ir.
? an Ch?intigh (satirist). A bardic family of W Cork.
Surnames: Canty
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Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: MacAngus

means son of

Celtic origin means exceptionally
Surnames: MacAngus
Submitted by: glitz
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: Canahui first started in Tel Aviv, Israel around 300 BC. Rabbi Yosi Kannahui traveled to Latin AMerica and settled there-
Surnames: canahui
Submitted by: Fher
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: CANTON is a polygenetic surname ? in other words, it was coined independently in several places. Not all bearers of the name are related, though a large proportion are, and the only way to solve questions of derivation is to trace separate lines back to the days when surnames were forming in a given area and to study etymological evidence based on the earliest forms of the name. I cannot pretend to have done this extensively except in the (important) case of Pembrokeshire and, even there, more work remains to be done.
Surnames: Canton
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Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: ITALY
Surnames: CANDIDO
Submitted by: ANGELA
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: Dweller by a circular rock formation or dweller by a round rock.
Surnames: Cantu
Submitted by: Philip J. Cantu
Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: italy
Surnames: cancilla
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Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: macanas
Surnames: macanas
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Origin of Can, Meaning of Can

Origin: 'Concannon' Gaelic in origin, deriving from the words 'Con' meaning 'Head' and 'Cannon' meaning 'Hunter'. So the best guess is that the original Concannon was the leader of a group of hunters
Surnames: Concannon
Submitted by: John Concannon

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