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Breheny Coat of Arms / Irish Family Crest

Breheny Origin: Irish

Coat of Arms: Black with an ermine chevron between three silver escallops.

Crest: Description not available

The names Breheny and Brahney in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh Sept that was located in the West of the country and in County Sligo especially. This Gaelic Sept name was more often anglicized as Judge, which is the literal meaning of the name.

Spelling variations include: Brehon, Brehane, Brehany, Brehaney, Breheny and others.

First found in in Kilkenny where they were anciently seated as judges and scholars.

Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe to the New World, particularly from Ireland and Scotland. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, New York, to Florida, and to the Leeward islands.

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last updated on: April 3rd, 2017

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