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Re: A Drennen Line
Posted by: Kenneth L. Drennen Date: May 11, 1999 at 05:53:56
In Reply to: Re: A Drennen Line by Donna Drennen Shouldis of 480

I have an excerpt from the "New Dictionary of American Family Names" published by Harper & Row of New York, Evanston, San Francisco, and London (don't have copyright date). It shows that Drennen/Drennan means grandson of Draighnean (blackthorn). I have another excerpt from "A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language" by Malcolm MacLennan, published by ACAIR and Aberdeen University Press that shows draighneach (pronounced drynuch) means blackthorn thicket.

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