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

Brenneman Early Origins



The surname Brenneman 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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Brenneman Spelling Variations


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Brenneman Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Brenneman can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Branagan, Branigan, Brangan, Brangen, Branghan, Branikan, Brankin, Brannagan, Brannahan, Brannaghan, Brannaghin, Brannigan, Braendigan, Brandigan, O'Branagan and many more.

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Brenneman Early History


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Brenneman Early History



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

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Brenneman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brenneman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brenneman 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Brenneman name:

Brenneman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Brenneman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1715

Brenneman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Brenneman, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brenneman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brenneman (post 1700)



  • James E. Brenneman, American academic, the 16th President of Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana
  • James Leroy "Jim" Brenneman (1941-1994), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played in 1965 for the New York Yankees
  • Gregory D. Brenneman (b. 1961), American Chairman of CCMP Capital, a private equity firm
  • Charles "Charlie" Brenneman (b. 1981), American mixed martial artist
  • Amy Frederica Brenneman (b. 1964), Golden Globe and Emmy nominated American actress
  • Kenneth C. Brenneman, American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania, 2002, 2004
  • Ken Brenneman, American politician, Representative from Nevada 2nd District, 2000
  • Hugh W. Brenneman, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Ingham County 2nd District, 1961
  • Grover C. Brenneman, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Gratiot County, 1932, 1950
  • D. M. Brenneman, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 16th District, 1917-18
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    2. 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.
    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. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    11. ...

    The Brenneman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brenneman 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 7 April 2016 at 16:34.

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