Show ContentsBrackin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Irish name Brackin was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Breacain, from the word breac, which means speckled.

Early Origins of the Brackin family

The surname Brackin was first found in Dublin (Irish: Áth Cliath) located on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Brackin family

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Brackin Spelling Variations

Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Brackin family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Bracken, Braken and others.

Early Notables of the Brackin family (pre 1700)

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Brackin Ranking

In the United States, the name Brackin is the 11,106th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Brackin migration to the United States +

Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Brackin:

Brackin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Catharina Brackin, who landed in New York, NY in 1710-1714 [2]

Australia Brackin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Brackin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Brackin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brackin (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Brackin (1859-1924), English first-class cricketer who played three matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1882

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INCONSTANT the Voyage - 1849. Retrieved from on Facebook