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The original Gaelic form of Bergin was O hAimheirgin. Aimhirgin means "wondrous birth."
The surname Bergin was first found in County Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland in the Province of Leinster.
The search for the origins of the name Bergin family name revealed numerous spelling variations. These variants can be somewhat accounted for when it is realized that before widespread literacy people only recognized their name by pronunciation; it was up to scribes to decide how it was to be formally recorded. Variations found include Bergin, Berrigan, Baragan, Bergan, Bergen, Mergin, O'Bergin, O'Bergyn, MacBergin and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergin research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1314 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Bergin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bergin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Bergin:
Bergin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Daniel Bergin, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
- Andrews Bergin, who came to New York in 1830
Bergin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Patrick Bergin who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
- Patrick Bergin, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
Bergin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Anastasia Bergin, aged 22, a dairy maid, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
- Bridget Bergin, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
- Elizabeth Bergin, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
Bergin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Bergin, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875
- John Bergin, aged 19, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
- Anne Bergin, aged 16, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883
- Sarah Bergin, aged 16, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883
- Major-General William Edward Bergin (1892-1978), American Adjutant-General, Deprtment of the Army (1951-1954)
- Thomas D. Bergin, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in SAINT John's, 1929; Kingston, 1932
- Neil O. Bergin, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 13th District, 2000
- John W. Bergin, American Republican politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 42nd District, 1967
- John J. Bergin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Prospect, 1946
- Frank S. Bergin (b. 1888), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1924; Member of Connecticut State Senate 10th District, 1929-31
- Edward Daniel Bergin Jr. (b. 1943), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut, 1976-85, 1992-95
- Edward Daniel Bergin Sr. (d. 1971), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut, 1955-57, 1959-63, 1969-71
- Daniel P. Bergin, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Chicago Heights, Illinois, 1927-35; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932
- Michael John Bergin (b. 1969), Irish model and actor
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- Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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The Bergin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bergin 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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