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Bulloch History by Roger Allen

All four branches of Brannens

    The name Brannen is the anglicized version of six different Irish septs (similar to Scottish clans). Four were “O Braonain,” one was “O Branain,” and one “Mac Branain.” The O’Braonains ruled northeastern County Kilkenny, while Mac Branains ruled eastern County Roscommon. While some families spell their name Brynan, Brynnan, Brenan, Brannan, and Brannion, most used Brannen.


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