The name ‘Brennan’ originates from Ireland. It is derived from from the Anglicized form of Gaelic name ‘O broanain’, ‘descendant of Braonan’ in itself derived from the personal name of the diminitive word of ‘braon’ meaning moisture, drop. Variant´s: ‘Brennand’, ‘Burnand’. ‘Brennard’, ‘O’Brennan’, ‘(O’)Brenane’, ‘(O’)Brinan(e)’, ‘Brannan’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Brennan’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Simon Brenhand’, from Oxford, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘David Brennand’, aged 22, a sawyer by trade, from Ireland, emigrated to North America in 1774. He sailed from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Industry’ on the 31st of May 1774, arriving in Maryland on the 7th of June 1774, where he served as indentured servant to a Mr. H Magruder ‘Brennan’ is the ‘482nd’ most common su… Coat of arms: Gules two lions rampant afrontée o…
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