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  • Betty Shannon (deceased)
  • Catherine Cooke Shannon (1784 - 1881)
    Birth: 1784 Gills Giles County Virginia, USA Death: May 26, 1881 Hatcher Wyoming County West Virginia, USA Wife of William Cooke. They were married August 15, 1806 at Giles County, Virginia. They h...
  • Claude Shannon (1916 - 2001)
    Google Doodle April 30, 2016 Claude Shannon @ Wikipedia] Claude Elwood Shannon (April 30, 1916 – February 24, 2001) was an American mathematician, electronic engineer, and cryptographer known as "t...

About the Shannon surname

This Surname started out in Ireland,and has been a very respected name for anyone who has been given the rite to hold it and treat it with the respect it truly deserves! My great- Great Grandfather was from northern Ireland and migrated to the United States to live his life with a greater chanch for his Family! So, i hold the Shannon name with a great sence of pride,as do my Children and their's, it's never been put down by anyone, for any reason,and I am so very proad to have been given this honorable name,i only hope that i have served it well! Here is the correct spelling in celtec ( O' seanain) for those of you fortunate enough to have been given the honor to hold this name! Keeping this name safe over the years for me is a Family trust that my Father Gave to me as a young boy,he explained to me all that he knew about my proud Family, and intrusted me to keep it in good tact! That i have in honor of my Father! Thomas Edward Shannon

Thank you for the above.

The Shannon Surname also comes from Scotland and can have different spellings in English and Gaelic. Many Scottish Shannons left Scotland for Northern Ireland in the 1600'a and 1700's. Some stayed in Ireland and most went on to the USA. These Scottish Shannons seem to have a different DNA to the southern Irish Shannons. Some of the Shannons of Scottish background did move to Southern Ireland. For example mine seem to have gone to  Longford, Dublin and Roscommon. Many of these subsequently emigrated to the USA, Canada and Australia. It is a great, proud and honorable name no matter if Irish or Scottish