Canon

Place Name: Canon Ridge

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1972)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

English: nickname from Middle English can(o)un, chanon ‘clergyman living under canon rule or serving in a church or cathedral’.

Irish, Manx: relationship name from Ó Canann or Ó Canáin ‘descendant of Cano or Canán’, and occasionally, or in the Isle of Man, from Mac Canann ‘son of Cano or Canán’, which in Ireland was anglicized McCann or McConnon.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: English, Irish, Manx

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

Pioneer Anglican minister Canon William Newton came to Canada, from England, in 1840 and arrived at the Edmonton settlement in 1875. That same year he built a church, a home and a hospital ten kilometres east of Fort Edmonton, that he called Hermitage. The Rev. Newton continued to live there in his home for the next 25 years.

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