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Origins of the Cannon surname

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About the Cannons

We have a total number of 80673 records for people with the last name Cannon.

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Where do most Cannons live?

In 1921, most Cannons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Cannons

How common is your surname?

713th most common surname in the UK

We have 54,400 records for the Cannon surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Cannons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Cannon first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Cannons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Cannons in 1921
Laundress

195

Dressmaker

179

Domestic Servant

133

General Servant Domestic

114

Charwoman

113

Common Male occupations for Cannons in 1921
General Labourer

369

Agricultural Labourer

274

Farm Labourer

181

Farm Hands

178

Farmer

139

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