McCann (surname)

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McCann is an Irish surname derived from Mac Cana, meaning "son of Cana". The Irish personal name Cana literally means "wolf cub", and was a term for a young warrior.[1] The Mac Cana were a Gaelic Irish clan who held the lands of Clancann and Clanbrassil, together known as Oneilland, in what is now northern County Armagh.[2] The surname is strongly associated with that part of Ulster.[1]

People named McCann[edit]

McCann is the surname of Irish origin of several people, including:

People named MacCann[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Quinn, Sean. Surnames in Ireland. Irish Genealogy Press, 2000. p. 54
  2. ^ A.J. Hughes and William Nolan (editors). Armagh: History and Society. Geography Publications, 2001. p.318