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Gaelic               Surname Origin Gaelic

Meaning of Surname BrianBri, dignity, honor, and an, diminutive of that to which it is annexed, belonging to it

It was once traditional for everyone living in a Gaelic speaking district to have a local nickname describing his trade or a physical characteristic, e.g. 'Donnchadh reamhar, an saor' (Fat Duncan, the Joiner) etc.

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