Pronounced Pron. KAN-ən
Other Forms FormsKanon, Kannon, Canon
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Contributor Contrib.Charity on 5/28/2009
From the traditionally English occupational surname from the ecclesiastical usage of canon, referring to a "church official". May also derive from the English word meaning "large muzzle-loading artillery piece", from the Old French canon 'tube', from the Italian cannone, from the Latin canna "reed, pipe, tube".