If you are conducting some Breen family history research then you can view the Breen 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 Breen surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Breen in Ireland is derived
from the native Gaelic Mac Braoin Sept
that was located in County Kilkenny.
From there they settled into neighbouring
Counties, especially County Wexford.
The Sept O'Braoin of County Westmeath
also anglicized their name as Breen as
well as the more usual O'Brien.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Crescent/Increscent Moon||Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|Mullet/Star of Five Points||Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.|
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