The Brosnahan or Brosnan Family

Brosnahan or Brosnan family crest

(Crest No. 258. Plate 49.)

THE Brosnahan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Ir. The founder of the family was Conal Kearnach, the famous warrior, son of Amergin, fourth in degree from Rory O’More, of the Irian race, who gave his name to the tribe in Ulster, B. C. 87. The ancient name was Brosnaghan and signifies “Exporting.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present County of Kerry.

There are many of this name in the United States, among whom may be mentioned Mr. John Brosnan, of New York City.