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Many variations of the name Brenan 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.

Brenan Early Origins



The surname Brenan 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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Brenan Spelling Variations


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Brenan 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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Brenan Early History


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Brenan Early History



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

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Brenan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brenan 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 Brenan 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:

Brenan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Brenan, who landed in Virginia in 1723
  • Neile Brenan, who arrived in Virginia in 1723

Brenan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Brenan, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1812
  • John Brenan, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1812
  • James Brenan, who arrived in America in 1816
  • Daniel Brenan, who arrived in South Carolina in 1825
  • Patrick N Brenan, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1828
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brenan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Owen Brenan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1818
  • Eleanor Brenan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1828
  • Patrick Brenan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Edmund Brenan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Peter Brenan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brenan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Brenan, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • Bridget Brenan, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Judith Brenan, aged 19, a dairy maid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Ann Brenan, aged 22, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • Catherine Brenan, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brenan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brenan (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth Brenan, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Plymouth, Pennsylvania, 1941-44 (acting, 1941-44)
  • Joseph Brenan (1828-1857), Irish poet, journalist and author
  • Michael John Brenan (1780-1847), Roman Catholic priest and an ecclesiastical historian
  • James Brenan (1837-1907), Irish artist
  • Edward FitzGerald "Gerald" Brenan CBE (1894-1987), British writer
  • John Patrick Micklethwait Brenan (1917-1985), British botanist
  • Gerald Brenan (1894-1987), English travel writer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

The Brenan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brenan 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.

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