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O'Byrne Surname Origin

Originally O'Bran, the descendants of Bran, an ancient king of Leinster; which signifies a raven; he was usually called Bran Duv, the black raven, from the color of his hair, and his thirst of prey.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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