Brown Coat of Arms can be purchased on t-shirts, mugs, tote bags and stationary, including U.S. postage stamps. In addition we have other designs featuring your Brown surname such as flags, Celtic cross, Celtic knot and more. If you would like to purchase a 8 x 10 JPG file of this coat of arms, suitable for Photo printing and framing, just Send me an Email and I will respond promptly. If you are looking for Spanish Coat of Arms  visit Our sister store or go to Name Game for Italian names and gifts featuring national symbols and flags from around the world.

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Irish names are many and varied. Due to its thousand year history of invasion and conflict first the  Vikings then the Norman’s and last the the protestant English. All of these groups came and stayed in Ireland. They married into the local Gaelic families and each other giving Ireland a very wide variety of surnames from all these different in influences. Traditional Irish names like Kearney and Doherty, Norman names such as Burke and Barry, Viking names like Doyle and of course the hundreds names of Scotsmen who arrived in the 16th and 17th century.

Most traditional Irish names come from four sources; nicknames, place names, occupation names and of course patronymic names. Conghaile the Gaelic for “valorous” became Anglicized to the Irish name Connelly The tradition of naming  for places or landmarks is common throughout Europe. The name Cullen comes from the Gaelic for “holy tree”. The most common occupation name in Ireland is Clark which came from the occupation of church clerks. The patronymic name forms of Ireland are the Mc or Mac names meaning “son of” the “O” form meaning the “grandson” or “family of” and Fitz which is the Norman French version of “Son of”. Now ley us explore your name.

The Brown’s of Ireland have made their mark on history since they arrived with the first wave of Normans in 1169.Their Norman name was le Brun. They were granted land in Galway where they intermarried with the native Celtic population. Another Brown was granted huge tracts of land in Kerry by Queen Elizabeth I including Ross Castle by the Lakes of Killarney.