Brennan Families Identified in the Huddersfield England Census Records, Possible Origins in Ireland and Links Between the Census Years.

The Surname Brennan as well as numerous variations such as Brannan, Brennan, Brannon, Brennen are scattered throughout the different districts of the Huddersfield England Census Records. The vast majority of these Brennan families are documented as being born in Ireland. Some of the later census years begin giving counties of birth. It is my objective in this section to analyze the various Brennan Families found in the Huddersfield Civil Parish, Yorkshire England Census records between 1841 and 1891 to look for possible origins and connections between the lines. This is a work in progress and will be added to as I work my way through the census.

I am in the process of identifying all Irish Surnames documented in the 1851 Huddersfield Civil Parish, Huddersfield Sub Registration District, Districts 1-39 in My Irish-England section. Ancestry.com has three subregistration districts for Huddersfield Civil Parish: Huddersfield, Lockwood and Slaithwaite. I will pull the Brennans identified in these districts and add them to this compilation.

I have linked the census records for the following Brennan Families and traced their migration from Ireland to Huddersfield, England:

  1. The Martin Brennan and Catherine Corcoran Family of Huddersfield England: An analysis of their Migration from Ireland to Huddersfield England to South Bend, Indiana
  2. The John and Mary Brannan Family of Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England: An Analysis of their Possible Migration from Sligo, Ireland to Huddersfield England
  3. The Patrick Brennan (Brannan) and Helen Morris Family of Huddersfield England: An analysis of their Migration from Ireland to Huddersfield England
  4. The James Brennan and Ellen Roberts Family of Huddersfield England and James' Family with Margaret Carter (Whom he Married After the Death of Ellen in 1889) in England Census and Other Records
  5. The William Brennan (Brannen) and Elizabeth Reid (Read)Family of Huddersfield England: An analysis of their Migration from Huddersfield England (William) to Adelaide, South Australia and Back
  6. The John and Sarah (Mary) Brennan Family of Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England: An Analysis of their Migration from Ireland to Huddersfield England(this is the same Brennan family as in #9- I have traced their origins to Sligo)
  7. The James Brennan and Margaret Mack Family of Huddersfield England: An analysis of their Possible Migration from County Roscommon Ireland to Huddersfield England
  8. The John Galvin and Catherine Brennan Family of Huddersfield England: An Analysis of their migration from County Galway (John) and County Sligo, Ireland (Catherine) to Huddersfield England
  9. John Brannan, A Plaster's Laborer, and his Wife Mary (Sarah) in the Huddersfield, England Census Records: An Analysis of their Migration from Ireland to Huddersfield England (this is the same Brennan family as in #6- I have now traced their origins to Sligo)
  10. The John and Ann Brennan (Brannan) Family of Huddersfield England: An analysis of their Migration from Castlerea, County Roscommon Ireland to Huddersfield England
  11. The John Brannan and Mary Ann Byrnes (Burns) Family of Bradford and Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England: An Analysis of John's migration from Ireland and his Family's Presence in both Bradford and Huddersfield England
  12. The Mathew and Mary Brannan Family Family of Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England: An Analysis of their Migration from County Mayo Ireland to Cheshire Northwich Ireland and on to Yorkshire Huddersfield England
  13. The Dan and Jane Brennan (Brannan) Family of Huddersfield England: An analysis of their Migration from Ireland to Yorkshire, Huddersfield and Dalton England Civil Parishes and back to Huddersfield
  14. The Michael Brennan (Brannan) and Ann Duffy? Family of Huddersfield England: An analysis of their Migration from Ireland to Yorkshire, Huddersfield England
  15. The Edward and Bridget (Mary) Brannan Family of Huddersfield England: An Analysis of their Migration from County Galway and County Meath, Ireland to Huddersfield, England on to America and back to Huddersfield
  16. The Thomas Brennan and Mary Cottle Family of Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England: An Analysis of his Migration from Kiltullagh, County Roscommon, Hers from Dunmore, County Galway, Ireland, and their Families Development in Huddersfield Yorkshire England
  17. The Mathew Brannan (Brennan) and Mary Conway Family of Huddersfield England: An Analysis of their Migration from County Mayo Ireland to Northwich, Cheshire, England and on to Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
  18. The Michael Boyle and Bridget Brennan Family of Huddersfield England: An Analysis of their Migration from Ireland to Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
  19. The John and Margaret (Maiden Name likely Meehan) Brennan Family: An Analysis of John's origins in Foughill, County Roscommon, Ireland and his Journey Through Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire and finally to Huddersfield, Yorkshire England

I have completed my search of the 1881 Huddersfield Civil Parish for the Brennan surname and all possible variations and am in the middle of the 1891 census. There were 10 Brennan families in the 1871 Huddersfield census and 22 in 1881. I am going to try to connect these families over the census years but I could use your help! Keep in mind that the connections I draw are what appear to me to be the same family and need to be further analyzed to make sure the conclusion is correct (hopefully with supporting evidence such as GRO marriage records and baptismal records). They are something to build upon and prove. I would welcome all feedback on this effort. Only through input from other Brennans will we find how we might all be related.

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