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Where did the Irish Oborn family come from? What is the Irish Oborn family crest and coat of arms? When did the Oborn family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Oborn family history?The Irish name Oborn was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Birn or O Beirn, from the Norse forename Bjorn.
Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Oborn family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Bierne, O'Bierne, Biern, O'Biern, Beirne, O'Beirne, Beirn, O'Beirn, Birn, O'Birn, Birne and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oborn research. Another 296 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1747, 1748, 1789, 1812, 1823, 1850, 1853, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Oborn History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Oborn or a variant listed above: Bridget Birne, who sailed to Quebec in 1849; Michael Beirne to Philadelphia in 1867; Patrick Beirne to Philadelphia in 1869; Martin Beirn to Philadelphia in 1872.
The Oborn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oborn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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