Baragan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The original Gaelic form of Baragan was O hAimheirgin. Aimhirgin means "wondrous birth."
Early Origins of the Baragan family
The surname Baragan was first found in County Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland in the Province of Leinster.
Important Dates for the Baragan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baragan research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1314 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Baragan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baragan Spelling Variations
The spelling of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was rarely consistent. This inconsistency was due to the scribes and church officials' attempts to record orally defined names in writing. The common practice of recording names as they sounded resulted in spelling variations such as Bergin, Berrigan, Baragan, Bergan, Bergen, Mergin, O'Bergin, O'Bergyn, MacBergin and many more.
Early Notables of the Baragan family (pre 1700)
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Baragan migration to the United States
Many destitute Irish families in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of Baragan were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists:
Typical Baragan Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Baragan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Baragan who arrived in Virginia in 1653
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