The roots of the Brehony surname are linked to a set of 4,000 year old Irish law, known as the Brehon Law. There were no judges or lawyers, but the arbitrators whose responsibility it was to settle disagreements based on these laws were known as Brehons.
(Irish: Cill Chainnigh), the former Kingdom of Osraige (Ossory), located in Southeastern
as judges and scholars. Irish history was greatly influenced by the
of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This ancient Irish family name was found later in
represented another early reference to the name.
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of this family name include: Brehon, Brehane, Brehany, Brehaney, Breheny, Brehony, MacBreheny and many more.