Breene:

households in Griffith's Valuation (1847-64)






VARIANTS


SURNAME
TOTAL
Breen 947
Breene 79
O'Brien 3654
 
 
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SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Breen Very numerous: Fermanagh & Ulster generally, Dublin, South East, Mid-West. Ir. Mac Braoin, a sept of Kilkenny and Ó Braoin, septs of the Midlands & Roscommon.This name occurs as O'Brien and Bruen in some areas. Braon, an early personal name. IF.
Mac Braoin Breen, Mac Brien: Is deacair idirdealú le Ó Braoin ach bhí clann Mac Braoin in Osraí agus is cosúil gur leo-san a bhaineann na Braonaigh san Oir-Deisceart. Bhí dream eile i bhFear Manach. Bhí clann bheag in oirthear Luimnigh sa 16 céad. IF.
O'Brien Very numerous: all areas, most in Munster and Leinster. Ir. Ó Briain. Leading sept of Thomond (Clare-Limerick), owing prominence to Brian Boru, High-King 1002-1014 A.D. The first name Brian is an old Celtic one, meaning perhaps "noble". GPN.
Táilliúir Taylor: an-líonmhar gach treo - i gCúige Uladh go speisialta. Sloinne Sasanach a tháinig ar dtús sa 13 céad ach ní foláir gur sa 17 céad a nocht siad in Ultaibh. Fuair an Francis Taylor, bardasach de chuid Ath Cliath bás an mháirtírigh i 1621.
Ó Braoin Breen, Bruen: an-líonmhar ar fud na tíre: Fear Manach, Oir-Deisceart & Meán-Iarthair ach go h-áirithe; Bruen i gConnachta. Luann de Bhulbh ceithre chlann in áiteanna éagsúla - an dream ba mhó suite gar d' Áth Luain. Bhí clann eile bunaithe i Ráth Bhoth, Tír Chonaill. An bhrí atá aige ar an ainm Braon ná "brón".
Ó Braoin Very rare: Ir.Lang. See Breen.
 

COUNTY BREAKDOWN

Breene households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.
Click on a county name for a breakdown of the number of households by parish (paying).
  Cavan 3 Clare 6
  Dublin 1 Fermanagh 10
  Galway 1 Kilkenny 8
  Laois 16 Louth 1
  Monaghan 3 Offaly 2
  Tipperary 2 Tyrone 4
  Wexford 22