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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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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Housekeeper

    2%
  • Tailor

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brennan family was Tailor. Labourer, Coal Miner and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brennan. The most common Brennan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Brennan's were Labourers.

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Brennan Life Expectancy

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