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The ancient Brosnahan surname is derived from the Irish Gaelic "ó Brosnacháin," which may be derived from the place name Brosna in Kerry.

Brosnahan Early Origins



The surname Brosnahan was first found in Kerry (Irish:Ciarraí) part of the former County Desmond (14th-17th centuries), located in Southwestern Ireland, in Munster province, where they held a family seat as Chiefs and kin to both the Dunns and the Dempseys. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable.

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Brosnahan Spelling Variations


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Brosnahan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brosnan, Brosnahan, O'Brosnan, Brosnochain, Bresnahan, Bresnan, Brosna, Brosnihan and many more.

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Brosnahan Early History


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Brosnahan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brosnahan research. Another 212 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brosnahan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brosnahan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brosnahan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brosnahan 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:

Brosnahan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Brosnahan, who came to New York in 1846
  • Daniel Brosnahan, who arrived in New York in 1846

Brosnahan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Brosnahan, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • Thomas Brosnahan, aged 39, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brosnahan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brosnahan (post 1700)



  • Cornelius M. Brosnahan, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Nashua 4th Ward, 1948; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Nashua 4th Ward, 1956
  • Commander James J. Brosnahan, U.S. Navy commander of the McMurdo Station winter party in the Antartic in 1961, eponym of Brosnahan Island
  • James Brosnahan, American lawyer and federal prosecutor
  • Maureen Brosnahan, Canadian co-host of The World at Six on CBC Radio One

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Brosnahan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    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. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    9. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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    The Brosnahan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brosnahan 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 13 October 2015 at 10:43.

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