Breheny Family Crest, Coat of Arms & Breheny Name Origin

Click Here to Return Home Click Here to Bookmark this Page Click Here to Link to us Click Here to Send a Free Postcard
Return to Home page Bookmark this page Link to this page Send a Breheny Postcard

Breheny Family Crest

Breheny Coat of Arms, Family Crest - Click here to view

Get Free Updates about Family Crests, New Information, Stories, Special Offers and more with our Occasional Newsletter Updates

* indicates required

Origin of the Name Breheny

The Breheny family history was found in the archives. Variants of the name O'Brehony include Breheny, Braheny and Judge. In Irish this surname is Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh which literally means 'son of the judge'. Today the name Judge greatly outnumbers O'Brehony and the other variants. In 1659 the name was numerous in the barony of Tirerrill, County Sligo and in the 'Stafford's Inquisitions' we find people of the name in Connacht. The 'Four Masters' record the death of Cormac an Brehon in the year 1483 and in the next century Eugene MacBrehan was Bishop of Mayo from 1541 to 1561. A most famous person of the name was Peter Judge who was one of the finest actors in the Abbey Theatre Company. He died in 1947.
The Breheny coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Breheny descendants.
Show Off Your Heritage With Our Range Of
Top Class Gifts For Your Family Name!

Breheny Parchment Prints: Framed, Unframed, Perfect

Click Here

Researched Breheny Hand-Painted Plaques & Shields

Click Here

Incredible Hand-Engraved Breheny Signet & Seal Rings

Click Here

Get your Breheny Family Crest Flag, on Ireland or White background!

Click Here

Personalized Breheny Coffee Mugs Make Thoughtful Personalized Gifts

Click Here

Engraved Breheny Pendants in Gorgeous Gold or Stylish Silver.

Click Here