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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Brogan originally appeared in Gaelic as O Brogain. The origin and meaning of the name is uncertain.

Brogan Early Origins



The surname Brogan was first found in counties Mayo and Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, in north Connacht where they had been a part of the ancient Ui Fiachrach since before recorded history. They were of the Ui Fiachrach Muaidhe, or northern branch, descended from a chieftain, O'Brogain, which, translated literally, means descendant "of the young sorrowful one," but claiming general descent through the Heremon line of Irish Kings. Saint Brogan was an Irish saint who lived in the 6th or 7th century. He was possibly the nephew of Saint Patrick. Some people believe that were in fact more than one Saint Brogan.

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Brogan Spelling Variations


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Brogan 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 Brogan that are preserved in archival documents are Brogan, Brogin, Brogon, O'Brogan, Brogen, Brochain and many more.

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Brogan Early History


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Brogan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brogan research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brogan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brogan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brogan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brogan 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Brogan to North America:

Brogan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nico Brogan, aged 28, arrived in Barbados in 1635

Brogan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Brogan, who came to Pennsylvania in 1773

Brogan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Brogan, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811
  • Thomas Brogan, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Patrick Brogan, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Patrick Brogan, who came to New York, NY in 1815
  • William Brogan, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1818
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brogan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Brogan, who arrived in Ontario in 1830
  • Bridget Brogan, who came to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834
  • James Brogan arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • Bridget Brogan arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834

Brogan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • M. Brogan, aged 10, a domestic servant, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Biddy Brogan, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851
  • Biddy Brogan, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Hydaspes"
  • Martha Brogan, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • John Brogan, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brogan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Pat Brogan, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • Emma Brogan, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • John Brogan, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • Catherine Brogan, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • Ann Brogan, aged under 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brogan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brogan (post 1700)



  • James Riley "Jim" Brogan (b. 1958), retired American basketball player
  • Thomas J. Brogan (1889-1965), American Democrat politician, Delegate to New Jersey State Constitutional Convention from Hudson County, 1947; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1948
  • Thomas C. Brogan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972
  • Thomas A. Brogan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1942
  • Patrick H. Brogan, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Clairton, Pennsylvania, 1933
  • Margaret Brogan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1940
  • Joseph Hilary Brogan (1880-1940), American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 33rd District, 1909-40
  • John J. Brogan, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1936-44; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952
  • John C. Brogan, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 3rd District, 1875, 1884
  • John Brogan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1916
  • ... (Another 9 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



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Other References

  1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  2. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
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The Brogan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brogan 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 15 January 2017 at 02:34.

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