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Origin Displayed: Irish
Spelling variations include: O'Brien, OBrine, O'Brion, O'Bryan, O'Bryen, McBrien, McBrine, Brian, Briand, Briant, Brine, Brines, Briens and many more.
First found in county Clare.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Archibald O'Brian settled in Virginia in 1773; James, John, Patrick, Timothy and William O'Brian all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Andrew, Anne, Bridge, Catherine, Charles, Cornelius, David, Daniel, Denis, Edward, Frank, George, Henry, Hugh, James, John, Martin, Mary, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Thomas and William O'Brien all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: The strong hand from above.
Suggested Readings for the name o'brien
Shamrocks and Fleurs-de-lis: A Louisiana Genealogy of the O'Brien, Mendoza, Verret, de la Chaise, Chauvin, and Allied Families by Leland Dudley O'Brien.
Some noteworthy people of the name o'brien
Donal Conor Dermod David Donat Cruise o'brien (1917-) Irish historian
Edna o'brien (1932-) Irish novelist
Flann o'brien (1911-1966) Irish writer
James "Bronterre" o'brien (1805-1864) Irish journalist
Kate o'brien (1897-1974) Irish playwright
Richard Barry o'brien (1847-1918) Irish nationalist
Michael Vincent o'brien (1917-) Irish horse trainer
William o'brien (1852-1928) Irish journalist
William Smith o'brien (1803-1864) Irish nationalist
Lucius o'brien (19th c) Canadian landscape painter
Margaret o'brien (1937-) American actress
Sherlene o'brien (c.1986) British farmer
Conor Cruise o'brien (1917-) Irish historian
Dan o'brien American athlete
Leah o'brien American softball player
Angela Maxine o'brien (1937-) American original name of Margaret O'Brien
O'Brien Coat of Arms / Irish Family Crest
O'Brien: O Briain. A Dalcassian sept, deriving its name and historical importance from the family of King Brian Boru. Now very numerous in other provinces as well as Munster, being the fifth most numerous name in Ireland. In some cases O'Brien has been made a synonym of O'Byrne and in others of the Norman Bryan.
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