Brennan Families (and all variations of the Surname) Identified in the Manchester, Lancashire, England Census Records, Possible Origins in Ireland and Links Between the Census Years

The Surname Brennan as well as numerous variations such as Brannan and Breman etc, are scattered throughout the different districts of the Manchester, England Census Records. The 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 Manchester Civil Parish, Lancashire England Census records between 1841 and 1911 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. My intention is to try to identify migration trails from Ireland.

It is clear from my initial research in the Manchester Census records that all four of the Surnames I am tracking were present in Manchester Civil Parish in the 1851 Census. An initial search found Brennans present primarily in the following Sub Registration Districts: St. George, Ancoates, Regent Road (numerous Soldiers), Dean's Gate, Market Street and Chorlton Upon Medlock. St. George Sub Registration District will be the starting point for my research as there were Brennans, Corcorans and Coffees and Coffeys there.

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.

I am in the process of identifying specific details on the Irish documented in the 1851 Manchester Civil Parish, St George Sub Registration District, Districts 1a- 1z on an Irish in Manchester-St George 1851 page.

This is a work in progress!

1841 St. George          
1851 St George Ancoates Deansgate Regent Road Market Street Chorlton Upon Medlock