The original Gaelic form of Brankin was O Branagain, derived from bran, which means raven.
Early Origins of the Brankin family
The surname Brankin was first found in the counties of Armagh and Monaghan
(Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland
in the province of Ulster
, and were a part of the Cenel Eoghain (Clann Owen) one of the important septs (clanns) who are descended from Eoghan (Owen) son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, perhaps the greatest of all Irish General Kings whose history makes King Arthur's romances pale.
Early History of the Brankin family
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Brankin 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 Brankin family name revealed numerous spelling variations
, including Branagan, Branigan, Brangan, Brangen, Branghan, Branikan, Brankin, Brannagan, Brannahan, Brannaghan, Brannaghin, Brannigan, Braendigan, Brandigan, O'Branagan and many more.
Early Notables of the Brankin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brankin family to the New World and Oceana
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 Brankin:
Brankin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Brankin, who arrived in New York NY in 1816 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Brankin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Patrick John Brankin, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
- Eduard Brankin, aged 40, who landed in America from Coattnoye, Scotland, in 1907
- John Brankin, aged 22, who settled in America from Glenary, Ireland, in 1908
- Patrick Brankin, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1909
- Thomas Brankin, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name Brankin (post 1700)
- Rhona Brankin (b. 1950), Scottish former Labour Co-operative Member of the Scottish Parliament for Midlothian