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Recorded as usually as Bracken, and much more rarely as Brahan, Braghan, Breaghan, Breagan, Broughan and Brouhan, this is a surname of Irish origins. Previously recorded as O' Bracken, the O' prefix meaning male descendant being largely lost in the 17th century, and descending from the original Gaelic name O' Breacain, it is from the region of County Kildare and County Offally (formerly known as Kings County). Here it is said, the clan have been resident since at least medieval times. The name means 'speckled' from the ancient word 'breac', and as such was apparently a nickname given to the first chief or nameholder who presumably had freckles...

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Peadar Bracken Easter rising .. great uncle

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Andrew Bracken born 10 March 1822 Waterton, Westmeath Died 1910 Illinois married Mary McNamara born 17 March 1836 Dublin Died 1880 Illinois marraige 12 Feb 1850 Rochfortbridge, Meath

Deborah Hennessy ni Gray

Looking for anyone who recognises Dora Sara Bracken originally from Carlow moved to Dublin and married Michael Nolan these are my grahdparents. My mum was Dora Teresa Nolan who married William Peter Gray from Meath my Dad. Mum was from Dublin dad Meath . They settled in Manchester I am one of four kids been youngest. Two sisters Breda Susan and one brother Liam.

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Dora Sara Bracken borne around 1891 died around 1951

KIm Jardine-Dickerson

Looking for Andrew Bracken (1822-1910, from Westmeath) married to Mary McNamara 1836-1880 from Dublin. They were married in Ireland 1850 came to US in 1852. Settled in Illinois.

Bracken

My question relates to the surname Brancken, and your thoughts if this variant (my birth surname) is maybe a derivative of the Bracken surname? Our family has been wondering about this for years and would love to try and find our origin!

Jo-Anne Chaves

Looking for info on Andrew Bracken of Watertown, co Westmeath Born 1820. He is my Great Grandfather. He married Mary Cochran. His father was Thomas Bracken married to Ann Hughes

Jo-Anne Chaves

Looking for info on Andrew Bracken of Watertown, co Westmeath Born 1820. He is my Great Grandfather. He married Mary Cochran. His father was Thomas Bracken married to Ann Hughes

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