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The CANNON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 67,923 436 0.025 252
United States (1880 census) 16,177 350 0.032 324
Change since 1880 +51746 -86 -0.007 -72
Other Countries
Australia 2,049 788 0.013 125
United Kingdom 8,695 699 0.019 189
Top States for CANNON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 5,167 478 0.025 248
Florida 4,875 362 0.031 305
California 4,415 737 0.013 130
Georgia 3,844 246 0.047 470
North Carolina 3,556 303 0.044 442
Top States for CANNON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 972 67 0.124 1,240
South Carolina 3,544 143 0.088 883
Tennessee 3,187 249 0.056 560
Alabama 2,412 280 0.054 542
Utah 1,158 195 0.052 519


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called CANNON live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called CANNON represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called CANNON in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a CANNON by picking someone at random in Delaware than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of CANNON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Status Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the CANNON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the CANNON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of CANNON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 367 0.54
Asian/Pacific 258 0.38
White (Caucasian) 49,068 72.24
Black/African American 16,118 23.73
Mixed Race 1,087 1.6
White (Hispanic) 1,019 1.5

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the CANNON surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of CANNON in historical publications

CANNON. A canon, a member of an ecclesiastical order. See Ecclesiastical Surnames. In the H.R. Le Cannon, Le Canon, Canoun. There is a place called Canon, near Lisieux in Normand3

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

Similar names to CANNON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CANNON.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for CANNON

The following words are slight variants of CANNON that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.