Last Name CANNON


Meaning The Canon.
Origin English, Irish, Belgian, South african

Rank 436 (2000 US census) 373 (1990 US census)
Count 67,923 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 72.24%, or 49068 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 23.73%, or 16118 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.38%, or 258 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.54%, or 367 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.6%, or 1087 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.5%, or 1019 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

English surnames

English surnames can be divided into five classes: Baptisimal or Personal (first) names, local, official, and occupative surnames. Nicknames represent the last class. Practically there are only four classes, for it is often hard ti distinguish between occupation and offic...

How many distinct last names exist in the United States of America?

How does one estimate/guess that number? The first source that comes to mind is the result of the latest available census. We know that 2000 year census presents us with a little over 150,000 unique surnames. The least po...

Census 2000: how many distinct surnames are there?

Even after applying various edits and acceptance criteria to the names, there are a sizable number of unique names in the population. Over 6 million last names were identified. Many of these names were either unique (occurred once)...

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