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The Irish name Beirne was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Birn or O Beirn, from the Norse forename Bjorn.

Beirne Early Origins



The surname Beirne was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Beirne Spelling Variations


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Beirne Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Beirne family name. Variations found include Bierne, O'Bierne, Biern, O'Biern, Beirne, O'Beirne, Beirn, O'Beirn, Birn, O'Birn, Birne and many more.

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Beirne Early History


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Beirne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beirne 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 Beirne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beirne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beirne Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beirne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Beirne:

Beirne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Beirne, who arrived in New York in 1838
  • Michael Beirne to Philadelphia in 1867
  • Patrick Beirne to Philadelphia in 1869
  • Roderick Beirne to Texas in 1898

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beirne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beirne (post 1700)



  • Logan Beirne, American writer, historian, and lawyer
  • Brian Beirne (b. 1946), American radio DJ for KRTH-FM aka K-EARTH 101 in Southern California
  • Jim Beirne (b. 1946), American college wide receiver at Purdue University and later a NFL player for the Houston Oilers
  • Andrew Beirne (1771-1845), Irish-born, American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia (1837-1841)
  • Charles J. Beirne S.J. (1938-2010), American Jesuit and academic administrator
  • Kevin Beirne (b. 1974), American Major League Baseball player who played from 2000 to 2002
  • Margaret M. Beirne, American politician, Representative from New York 22nd District, 1990
  • John T. Beirne, American politician, Mayor of Creve Coeur, Missouri, 1965
  • Helen D. Beirne, American Republican politician, Member of Alaska State House of Representatives 10th District, 1973-74
  • Andrew Beirne (1771-1845), American politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates, 1807-08
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    3. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    6. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    11. ...

    The Beirne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beirne 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2016 at 09:22.

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