Canon (No.1) family genealogy

Arms: Ar. on a chev. engr. betw. three crosses pattée sa. as many martlets of the first.

AODH (or Hugh) Munderg, son of Flaithertach (latinized "Flathertius"), the 159th Monarch, and brother of Moroch, who is No. 97 on the "Mulroy" pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Canadhnain; anglicised Cananan, and modernized Canon, Gannon, and Canning. [1]

97. Hugh Munderg.

98. Donal: his son.

99. Canadhnan ("can," "canadh:" Irish, to utter, to sing; " an," one who): his son; a quo O'Canadhnain.


[1] Canning: It is believed that George Canning, father of the great George Canning, was of this family. Of him WEBB says in his Compendium of Irish Biography: Canning, George, an author, an Irishman, appears to have taken his degree of B.A. at the University of Dublin in 1754. His father, a gentleman of property in the north of Ireland, disinherited him for marrying, in 1768, Miss Costello, a dowerless beauty. George Canning was the author of some poems, and of a translation of Anti-Lucretius. He died in the Temple, London, 11th April, 1771, one year after the birth of his son, the great George Canning."