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This is a famous Irish clan surname recorded in the spellings of Brosnan, Brosnahen, Brushnihan, Brusnane, Brushneen, and many others forms, some very rare indeed. The name was originally found only in the county of Kerry. All early recordings are there, and it is a name which epitomises the survival of the gaelic culture in the remote fastness of the far west of the country. Although the clan was never large, perhaps averaging about 1000 members in Ireland, it has a long history. The derivation is from the pre 10th century O' Brosnachain, meaning the 'son of the descendant of Brosna' it is claimed that the development is from the place called 'Brosna' in Kerry...

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I am originally known as Rochelle Eileen Brosnan I like to be different so I changed my first name to Hope Rochelle Eileen Brosnan. I then got married and I am now known as Hope Zoie. Ok so my great grandfather Daniel Brosnan he was born in 1868 County Kerry he died 24th of August 1953 here in New Zealand Stratford Cemetery. He was married to Nellie Cheffings UK 17/7/ 1887 she died 26 September 1953 (remarried) His father was also Daniel Brosnan born 1830 Pilgrim Hill County Kerry Ireland married to Mary Maloney 1848 My father Maurice Thomas Brosnan born may 1944 taihape new Zealand If you know match more please give me something I would really like to know more of my history please.


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