If you are conducting some Brannigan family history research then you can view the Brannigan coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Brannigan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Brannigan in Ireland
is derived from the native Gaelic
O'Branagain Sept that is taken
from a Gaelic word that
translates as 'raven'.
The Sept was located in Counties
Monaghan and Armagh where the
majority of descendants bearing
this name can still today be found.
Branigan and Brangan are variants.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
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