From MacLysaght 'The Surnames of Ireland'
BOGGAN O Bogain (bog, soft). Mainly associated with Cos Donegal and Wexford. Also see
his book 'More Irish Families'.
(o) BROGAN O Brogain. A sept of the Ui Fiachrach located in north Connacht. The origin
of the name is uncertain. Woulfe's derivation from bron, sorrow is not accepted by
Celtic scholars. See 'More Irish Families'. Prevalent in Mayo. [Ui Fiachrach -
The northern and more important, i.e. Ui Fiachrach Muaidhe were located in north Mayo and
Sligo: the other branch (Aidhne) occupied that part of south Galway covered by the small
diocese of Kilmacduagh.]
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 From: jaycline10(a)yahoo.com Subject: [IRL-CO-DONEGAL] Bogan, Brogan
a connection between the Brogan family and the Bogan family? is it one more example of
differentiated spellings of the same name... or entirely separate groups? harry cline