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Region of origin

British Isles

Country of origin

England

Language of origin

English

Religion of origin

Christian

Classification

English


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The Canon surname in historical dictionaries

An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)

(origin: Welsh.) The river Taf is called in the interior the Canon, or the singing river. A rule, a law; a dignitary of the church.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Patronymica Britannica (1860)

CANON. CANNAN. See Cannon.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

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