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The Breen surname is the anglicized form of the Gaelic-Irish name "O'Braion", descendant of "Braon", a byname meaning "moisture", "drop". Originally there were two clans of Breen, the Mac Breens and the O'Breens.

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Carol Stewart

My Great Great Grandfather named Michael Breen born in 1810 in Tipperary. His wife was Catherine Farrell born in 1810. Their children were Margaret, Honora, Thomas, John and Michael. They left Ireland around 1854 and settled in Halton Ontario Canada. Looking for birth records and other family.

al cook

Henry Breen from Battle Hill County Armagh was my GGG grandfather


Anastatia breen BIRTH 6 JUL 1896 • Kilbride, NL DEATH 18 MAY 1976 • St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada great-grandmother


Breens of Killorglin/Glenbeigh/Glencar/Beaufort


Breens of Gortmaloon, Kerry 2 centuries of Breens, some are still there also Breens of Killorglin or Glencar/Glenbeigh Co.Kerry, Ireland

Bradley Jacobson

I am trying to find out about my family heritage of the Breen family the only information I have is that they came from Holland and immigrated to the united states and settled in Iowa in Holland they were furniture makers known as Breen family custom furniture any information is appreciated


My father was born 24.04.1919, an only child. in Mullyash Co. Monaghan. His name Vincent Paul, lived with Mother Alice on a farm. Names like Dinny, cousin Brigid ,Fr Ollie(then, not now) surnames Milligan and Gogigly in family. Spelling might be wrong. Alice in Oram graveyard. Any cousins ?? Thanks


Researching the Family of my GGGGrandfather, Henry Breen 1804-1884 of Country Armagh, Northern Ireland. M. Isabella Riddell 1835. Kilmore Parish, Townlands Clonroot and Drumard Jones. Also associated with BattleHill and Church of Ireland. Several children went to Canada and settled in SW Ontario, in and around Comber. William, Mary and Isabelle I have traced through Ontario. Looking for more information on Jones Preston Breen, Elizabeth Breen (2 by that name, one died in 1848 and another was born in 1848 and renamed. Looking for Joseph, John and Henry.

carolan earl

i am trying to trace my 2 gt grandfather ??? he was the father of james breen married to bridget cassin in kilkenny ireland in 1858

Elizabeth Breen

we like to receive information about william henry breen


Interesting that the Breen DNA is pegged as R1b-L513. FTDNA has Thomas Breen born c1770 of "Kerry Breens" as R1b-L513 - The MRCA (most recent common ancestor) with Patrick Breen (1809-1884) DNA R1b-BY9000 and also from Kerry is 3939ybp (years before present) So much for tribalism.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Breen name has a long history in Ireland, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the north-west region of the Emerald Island. The Breen story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup D2] can trace their beginnings to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Breen surname origin is from the Cenél Conaill [R1b-L513, Subgroup D] who found the Dál Fiatach.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) A group will also found the Kingdom of Ercing in Wales as trade with Romans will become essential around 300 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Breen story begins in pre-history Ireland but this line and many of his kin will move to Wales, then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit


My father was Michael Joseph Breen, born in Dublin in 1923 to parents Daniel and Sarah Breen nee Snow who married in 1918. Their addresses on the marriage certificate was 8 Whitworth Row, L Oriel St for him and 29 Richmond Cottages, Dublin for her. I dont know much at all about his family as my father came over to England during WW2 and never went back to Ireland. My father had a brother Joseph and sister Patricia and apparently a sibling who died during childhood. I would like to know if anyone is related and could throw light on the family. Thank you


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