All variants of Brahan

Brahan households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

All variants of Brahan

Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Breheny Quite numerous: Connacht, Dublin. Ir. Mac an Bhreitheamhan,-Bhreithiúnaigh. (Judge). This name has been generally changed to Judge but also occurs as Abraham. The variant Brehon is rare. MIF & SGG.
Brohan fairly rare: Cork, Clare etc. Ir. Ó Bruacháin. Ó Dónaill gives bruachán as "stout low-sized person". Pseudo-translation has given Banks, a widespread name, most of whom have originated in Bruachán. MIF & SGG.
Broughan fairly rare: Dublin & scattered. Ir. Ó Bruacháin. See Brohan.
Judge numerous: Connacht, Midlands etc. Ir. Mac an Bhreithiún (son of the judge) which also appears as Abraham and Breheny. MIF.
Mac an Bhreitheamhan Breheny: líon beag: Connachta. Deineadh Judge de go minic. Tá Brehon fíor-annamh. Dar ndó, bhí clú ar an gclann mar lucht dlí agus léinn faoin sean-chóras Gaelach. Litriú nua: Mac an Bhreithiún. MIF.


  • Brahan in 1659.
  • Brahan births mapped 1864-1913
  • Brahan 1901 census map
  • Brahan 1911 census map
  • Brahan Roman Catholic baptisms
  • Brahan Roman Catholic marriages NEW!

Parishes where Brahan and a second surname are found together


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