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Brennan Name Meaning

(predominantly southern) Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Braonáin ‘descendant of Braonán’, a personal name from a diminutive of braon ‘moisture’, ‘drop’. Compare Breen. (predominantly northern) Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Branáin ‘descendant of Branán’, a personal name meaning ‘little raven’ (see Brannigan).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Drennan, Greenan, Grennan, Bressan, Brenna, Grannan, Breihan, Brenton

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Brennan Family Origin

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Brennan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Servant

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brennan. The most common Brennan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Brennan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brennan family was Servant.

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