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Brosnan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Brosnan family


The surname Brosnan 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.

Early History of the Brosnan family


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Brosnan Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Brosnan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brosnan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brosnan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Brosnan, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1828
  • Alice Brosnan, who was on record in Connecticut in 1858
  • Con Brosnan, aged 5, who settled in America from Newcastlewood, in 1896

Brosnan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bernard Brosnan, aged 14, who emigrated to the United States from Lisoyden, Co. Kerry, Ireland, in 1906
  • Bridget Brosnan, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Castlersland, Ireland, in 1907
  • Benjamin Brosnan, aged 20, who settled in America from Scartaglen, Ireland, in 1907
  • Catherine Brosnan, aged 23, who landed in America from Crosshaven, Ireland, in 1907
  • Catherine Brosnan, aged 26, who landed in America from Tralee, Ireland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brosnan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Miss. Bridget Brosnan, aged 6 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Sir Robert Peel" departing 26th July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 19th June 1847 but she died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 66)
  • Miss. Jane Brosnan, aged 3 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Sir Robert Peel" departing 26th July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 19th June 1847 but she died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 66)
  • Mr. Thomas Brosnan, aged 9 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Saguenay" departing 5th June 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 22nd August 1847 but he died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 66)
  • Mr. Timothy Brosnan, aged 3 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Sir Robert Peel" departing 26th July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 19th September 1847 but he died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 66)

Brosnan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Brosnan, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Thomas Brosnan, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
  • Ellen Brosnan, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
  • Denis Brosnan, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • Mary Brosnan, aged 21, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rimutaka" in 1885

Contemporary Notables of the name Brosnan (post 1700)


  • Patrick Brosnan (b. 1968), American mathematician, the 2009 recipient of the Coxeter-James Prize
  • Timothy Brosnan (b. 1960), American playwright
  • James Patrick "Jim" Brosnan (b. 1929), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1954 through 1963
  • Timothy W. Brosnan, American politician, Member of Montana State Senate 16th District, 1895-96 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. M. Brosnan (b. 1815), American politician, Delegate to Nevada State Constitutional Convention, 1863 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Eoin Brosnan, Irish Gaelic football player
  • Seán Brosnan (1916-1979), Irish barrister and Fianna Fáil politician from County Cork
  • Pierce Brendan Brosnan OBE (b. 1953), Irish Saturn Award winning, two-time Golden Globe nominated film actor best known for portraying James Bond in four films
  • Gerald Brosnan (b. 1877), Australian rules footballer
  • John Raymond Brosnan (1947-2005), Australian writer

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Citations


  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 66)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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