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The original Gaelic form of Brenaman was O Branagain, derived from bran, which means raven.

Brenaman Early Origins



The surname Brenaman 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.

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Brenaman Spelling Variations


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Brenaman Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Brenaman that are preserved in archival documents are Branagan, Branigan, Brangan, Brangen, Branghan, Branikan, Brankin, Brannagan, Brannahan, Brannaghan, Brannaghin, Brannigan, Braendigan, Brandigan, O'Branagan and many more.

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Brenaman Early History


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Brenaman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brenaman research. Another 369 words (26 lines of text) covering the year 1610 is included under the topic Early Brenaman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brenaman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brenaman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brenaman 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:

Brenaman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Brenaman, who arrived in Canada in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brenaman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brenaman (post 1700)



  • James F. Brenaman, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Alexandria, Indiana, 1897-1906
  • J. N. Brenaman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1916

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Brenaman Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
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    5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    6. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
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    The Brenaman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brenaman 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 1 February 2016 at 10:23.

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