Brogan Family CrestThe Irish surname Brogan is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Ó Brógáin meaning “descendant of Brógán,” a personal name probably derived from bróg meaning “shoe.” The Brogan family originated in the ancient region of Ui Fiachrach, located around counties Mayo, Sligo and Galway. The family held great estates in the Baronies of Carra and Breaghawy in county Mayo and today the name is mainly found in counties Mayo and Donegal. The earliest record of the name in the New World is in 1635 when Nico Brogan is recorded in Barbados. Today there are approximately 7,000 bearers of the name Brogan living in the United States.

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