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Breandawn: Pronounced Bren+dawn Americanized: Brendan County: Kerry Lots of saints in Ireland bear the name Brendan. However, it’s Brendan the Navigator, born in 484, possibly in County Kerry, who is probably the most widely known. Famous for his far-flung travels in his tiny boat, it is said that he may have been the first European to land in the Americas around 1,500 years ago.

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