Irish Surname - Behan
The Irish surname Behan is derived from the Gaelic name "O'Beachain", meaning "descendant of Beachán". The name is most commonly found in the southern region of Ireland, particularly in County Cork.
Famous People with surname Behan
The Behan surname is associated with prominent Irish writers and artists, particularly within the literary and theatrical communities.
- Brendan Behan: an Irish writer and playwright known for his plays, novels, and poems. "The Quare Fellow" and "Borstal Boy"
- Brian Behan: an Irish author and journalist, the brother of Brendan Behan and known for his ballad "The Patriot Game".
- Dominic Behan: also an Irish songwriter and playwright and brother of Brendan Behan.
- Stephen Behan: an Irish actor and writer, and the son of Brendan Behan.
Variations of the surname Behan
Behan, Beaghan, Began, Beahan, and Beagan
Behan Coat of Arms
Shield with a blue background and a gold lion holding a red arrow. The crest is a stag's head with a gold collar and a red tongue.
"In Domino confido", "I trust in the Lord".
There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.
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