Bracken family crestThe surname "Bracken" is of Irish origin. It is derived from the Gaelic word "breacán," which means "speckled" or "spotted." The name is often associated with the plant known as bracken, a type of fern that has distinctive fronds with a pattern of spots or "breac" in Irish. In Ireland, surnames were often derived from personal characteristics, occupations, or landmarks. The name "Bracken" likely originated as a nickname for someone with freckles or a complexion resembling the spotted pattern of the bracken plant. 

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