HouseofNames.com

Continuing Research

Notables Added the last 12 months
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: English, Irish, Swedish


The original Gaelic form of Bergin was O hAimheirgin. Aimhirgin means "wondrous birth."

 More

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.


 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 and printed products wherever possible.

 More

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bergin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

 More

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
 More

  • 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
  • ...
 More

Most Popular Family Crest Products
 
Bergin Armorial History With Coat of ArmsBergin Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Bergin Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageBergin Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Bergin Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesBergin Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Bergin Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainBergin Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Bergin Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugBergin Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Bergin Armorial History with FrameBergin Armorial History with Frame
Bergin Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsBergin Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms

 More

 More

Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. 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).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    9. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    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.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 09:18.

    Sign Up

      

    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more