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

Broggy Early Origins



The surname Broggy 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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Broggy Spelling Variations


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Broggy Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Broggy were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Brogan, Brogin, Brogon, O'Brogan, Brogen, Brochain and many more.

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Broggy Early History


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Broggy Early History



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

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Broggy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broggy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Broggy 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:

Broggy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Broggy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm

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Broggy Family Crest Products


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Broggy Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm

Other References

  1. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  6. 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.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Broggy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broggy 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 26 May 2014 at 10:50.

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