General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Electoral Rolls

Looking for living relatives?

Search our UK Electoral Rolls (2002-2013) and find your living relatives today.

Search Electoral Rolls

New electoral roll records


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

First names : Anyone know ?

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 2 Jan 2013 16:02

I`m attempting to do a little research for some one and..

I came across two people in the same household their first names are Breffni ****** and Becffni ****** and I was wondering if Breffni was a male and Becffni a female . Also could the names be Irish or are they Welsh ?
I suspect they are Welsh, taking into account the two f`s in the names and that the place in question being Cardiff, but you never Know, they are Alien names to me.. :-S

Btw , talking 2003-2005


Maryanna Report 2 Jan 2013 16:11

Hi Jiminy, I have a friend called Breffni, she is Welsh born 1953. M

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 2 Jan 2013 16:15

I wouldnt think either was Welsh as both names have vowels in them, but I have an irish friend called Gino :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 2 Jan 2013 16:16

I believe Breffni is Irish? I have certainly see it in relation to my irish ancestors.... now I have to remember where and why lol ...(edited see post below)

will go and ponder :-D


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 2 Jan 2013 16:16

Breffni Park is in Ireland, just to confuse things :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 2 Jan 2013 16:19

Maybe connected?

"Bréifne - the Kingdom of O'Rourke
Bréifne (or Breffny, Breffnie,...) was the Irish kingdom lead by the O'Rourke and O'Reilly septs up to the 17th century. Read more at Ua Ruairc of Bréifne. "

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 2 Jan 2013 16:40

Whats confusing me is I also found a Breffni ***** on Facebook it doesn't say where he was born, but his friends include lots of Irish, and Welsh people. :-S

So I was still none the wiser.

Thanks for replies by the way. :-)


Island Report 2 Jan 2013 16:54

Briffni McKenna is the son of Irish actor T.P. McKenna if that's any use Jimbob. :-)