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.
Early Origins of the Broggy family
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.
Early History of the Broggy family
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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.
Early Notables of the Broggy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broggy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Broggy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Richard Broggy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm