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Origins Available: Irish-Alt, Irish


Many variations of the name Branan 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.

Branan Early Origins



The surname Branan was 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.

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Branan Spelling Variations


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Branan Spelling Variations



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

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Branan Early History


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Branan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Branan 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 Branan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Branan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Branan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family name at this time was Sir Art O'Brennan of Castlecomer Castle; Most Rev. John Brennan (1625-1693), Bishop of Waterford and Archbishop of Cashel; John Brennan (1768-1830)...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Branan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Branan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Branan, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1844

Branan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Branan, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Wellington, in 1903
  • Nellie Branan, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Ireland, in 1909
  • Michael J. Branan, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1911
  • John Branan, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1911
  • George H. Branan, aged 33, who settled in America from Shepley, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Branan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Branan (post 1700)



  • Cory Branan (b. 1974), American singer-songwriter from Southaven, Mississippi
  • Brett Branan (b. 1983), American soccer defender
  • Dustin Branan (b. 1981), retired American soccer defender

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Branan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Branan 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 14 April 2016 at 16:09.

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