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Byrnes, O’ Beirne, O’ Byrne, Ó Broin


Byrne, Ó Broin in Gaelic, is now one of the most numerous names in Ireland. The name comes from the word “bran”, which is Gaelic for ‘raven’. Homeland of the Byrnes, originally O’ Byrne, is Co. Wicklow in the south east of the country. Byrne is now one of the top ten most common surnames in Ireland.