11,921 Breslin members around the world
Stay informed about Breslin Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
Breslin Family HistoryThis interesting surname is of Irish origin and is the Anglicization of the Gaelic O' Breaslain, possibly a derivation of the Gaelic word "bres" meaning strife, Breslin, although originally prefixed with "O", (denoting descendant of) is seldom found in modern times in this form. It is primarily a Donegal name, and the sept of O' Breislein, a branch of the Cenel Enda, possessed a district in the barony of Kilmacrenan called Fanad, where they were powerful chiefs, mentioned frequently in the Annals of the Four Masters.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Breslin (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Breslin tribe
- Find your Breslin ancestor
- Tell us about your Breslin Family
- Tell us about your Breslin ancestors
- Ask a question about the Breslin history
- Leave a message for Breslin family members
Areas of Origin for Breslin
Invite more Breslin family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Breslin tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest