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Where did the Irish Brannon family come from? What is the Irish Brannon family crest and coat of arms? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brannon family history?

Many variations of the name Brannon have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as "O Braondin," from the word "braon," which has several meanings, possibly meaning "sorrow" in this case.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Brennan, McBrennan, Brannon, Brannan, Brannen, Brannin, Brennyn, Brannyn, MacBrennan, Brenan, Branon, Branan, Branen and many more.

First found in County Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh), the former Kingdom of Osraige (Ossory), located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brannon research. Another 497 words(36 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1172, 1395, 1520, 1600, 1832, 1625, 1693, 1768, 1830 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Brannon History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 99 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brannon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brannon Settlers in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Brannon, who landed in America in 1795
  • Michael Brannon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1799

Brannon Settlers in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Brannon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Henry Brannon, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1812-1813
  • Honors Brannon, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • John Brannon, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Margaret Brannon, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812


  • Fred C. Brannon (1901-1953), American film director of the 1940s and 1950s
  • Ash Brannon (b. 1969), American animator, writer and director
  • Chad Brannon (b. 1979), American actor, best known for his role on General Hospital
  • Humphrey "Teddy" Brannon (1916-1989), American jazz and blues pianist
  • Charles E. Brannon (1919-1942), American sailor killed in action, recipient of the Navy Cross, eponym of Charles E. Brannon (DE-446)


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  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Brannon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brannon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 25 July 2014 at 18:13.

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