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BRANIGAN Family History

Recorded as 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.

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David Parks

Henry Branigan 1846–1890 BIRTH ABT 1846 • Frenchtown, Monroe, Michigan, USA DEATH 04 JUL 1890 Parents were Thomas 1817 and Elizabeth Branigan of Ireland moved to Frenchtown Monroe Michigan about 1846/1847 Had son Thomas born about 1845 in Ireland and a daughter Margaret born in Frenchtown Monroe Michigan according to 1850 Frenchtown Monroe Michigan Census. Any information on the earlier Branigan lineage?


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