IrishGathering Logo    
 

You are not currently logged in to the IrishGathering Member's Area | Login | Register

Search and view your coat of arms
  Enter all or part of a name.
 
Clan List
(Click a Letter)

A B C D E F G H I J K

L M N O P Q R S T U

V W Y

Clans Beginning with 'B'

Bailey

Ball

Ballantine

Balle

Ballet

Barker

Barron

Begley

Bligh

Blood

Blount

Bodkin

Bowyer

Boyd

Bradden

Brick

Bridges

Brodigan

Burt

Byrnes

Still can't find your Clan Name?

Click here to request it.

 

 


 10% Discount off ALL Products in the IrishGathering Store for Registered Members



 

 

The Branagan Clan

Clan History...

Recorded as Branagan, Branigan, Brannigan and Brangan, and originally O' Branagain, this is a famous Irish clan surname. It originates from a region which was formerly known as Oriel, and which in modern parlance constitutes the counties of Armagh, Monaghan and Louth. It is said that about the year 1400 some of the clan migrated west into County Galway, where they became known as the O'Brangan and O'Branigan. However they do not appear to have retained the Gaelic O' prefix for long, as in only 1497 Henry Branigan was recorded as being the warden of Galway. The name means the descendent of the son of the raven, the latter being a nickname for the first chief of the clan. As to why somebody should be called "The Raven" is open to conjecture, but as a bird of prey the raven was regarded with some awe by the ancient people, and was often used as a heraldic charge on a coat of arms. Later in the war between King James 11nd of Ireland with William of Orange in 1690, another William Branigan or Brannigan was an officer in Colonel Bellows regiment, drawn mainly from the Louth area. It is said that the clan do originate from the village of Ballybranan in County Armagh, and also from Ballybranagan in County Galway.

Branagan Clan Coat of Arms Branagan Clan News and Events


Branagan Clan Coat of Arms
Now is the time to start creating a unique, global community for the Branagan Clan and to become one of it's first members.

Right now, your FREE membership of the Branagan Clan gives you access to:

  • The ability to create your own, unique family profile within the Clan.
  • Your own online Family Tree builder with the possibility to enter extremely detailed biographical & genealogical information for each family member.
  • The ability to search for and link to common relatives in other Clan family trees.
  • Shared access to your family tree.
  • The ability to view and post Clan historical research articles.
  • The ability to access the Irish 1901 and 1911 Census archives and other research sites.
  • The ability to access our historical Irish Townlands database with over 60,000 entries and links to interactive maps.
  • Special discounts for a range of products and services.

Over the coming weeks, we will be rolling out a wide range of other features, including: Your Family Milestones, Time Capsule and Bequests, Travel Services and Irishgathering Chieftain Nominations.

Click here to register and to start enjoying these FREE benefits now.

Some of Our Members...
Deanna Davis Deanna Davis
United States
The Hamilton Clan
Edward Smith Edward Smith
Saint Petersburg, United States
The Beegan Clan
McCarthys Bar and Bistro Cork McCarthys Bar and Bistro Cork
Cork, Ireland
The Friends Of IrishGathering Clan
Jonathan DUGGAN Jonathan DUGGAN
Sydney, Australia
The Duggan Clan
Elizabeth Murray Elizabeth Murray
United Kingdom
The Murray Clan
Shelli Humphrey Shelli Humphrey
Greenfield, United States
The Humphrey Clan
Douglas Deerans Douglas Deerans
Johannesburg, South Africa
The Deerans Clan
Roxanne Wooten Roxanne Wooten
United States
The Kelleher Clan
J Patrick Curley J Patrick Curley
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
The Curley Clan
Ray Dillon Ray Dillon
Baytown, Texas, United States
The Dillon Clan
Graem Shakespeare Graem Shakespeare
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
The Young Clan
Roger Shane Roger Shane
Bangkok, Thailand
The Shane Clan
Marilyn O'Rourke Marilyn O'Rourke
Ireland
The O'Rourke Clan
Mary Helen Haines Mary Helen Haines
Dallas, Texas, United States
The McFarland Clan
Gary Keeney Gary Keeney
United States
The Keeney Clan
Chris MacDonald Chris MacDonald
East Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States
The McDonald Clan
Jeff Gavin Jeff Gavin
Mount Prospect, United States
The Gavin Clan
John Donovan John Donovan
United States
The Donovan Clan
april wilkinson-hazen april wilkinson-hazen
central point, or, United States
The Wilkinson Clan
Heather McGill Heather McGill
United States
The McGill Clan
Morgan McGonigal Morgan McGonigal
Mountain View, United States
The McGonigal Clan
Samantha Byrnes Samantha Byrnes
Newcastle, Australia
The Byrnes Clan
Romeo Daniels Romeo Daniels
Paramaribo, Suriname
The Daniels Clan
James Burgardt James Burgardt
Oakland, United States
The McGinnis Clan
doug hamilton doug hamilton
edmonton, Canada
The Hamilton Clan
Recently Added Clans...
CADDELL

CADDELL

SKERRETT

SKERRETT

FFRENCH

FFRENCH

FONT

FONT

FFONT

FFONT

O'TREABHAIR

O'TREABHAIR

DENNIGAN

DENNIGAN

DONAGHEY

DONAGHEY

MANION

MANION

HENDERSON

HENDERSON

BONER

BONER

MACKALL

MACKALL

HONAN

HONAN

HARTNEY

HARTNEY

BIRK

BIRK

KERWICK

KERWICK

BRICK

BRICK

CASSELLS

CASSELLS

CAVEN

CAVEN

BOWNES

BOWNES

LEACH

LEACH

SMART

SMART

O'NEAL

O'NEAL

CONERAN

CONERAN

KENIRY

KENIRY

 

Internet
Surname
Database

Search for the surname:

www.surnamedb.com

Find us on Twitter.

Find us on YouTube.

15% Off alll subscriptions to Irish Roots Magazine for Irishgathering members.


Copyright 2010 Gathering the Irish Diaspora Limited T/A The Irish Gathering. All rights reserved.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Contact Us