The Berigan family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a servant at the manor house having derived from the Old English word buri,
which refers to "a fortified manor house", and was used to denote someone who worked at such a house.
Early Origins of the Berigan family
The surname Berigan was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Berigan family
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Berigan Spelling Variations
Berigan has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Berigan have been found, including Berryman, Berriman, Borowman, Buriman, Beriman, Buryman, Birriman, Borrowman and many more.
Early Notables of the Berigan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Berigan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Berigan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Honors Berigan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
Contemporary Notables of the name Berigan (post 1700)
- Rowland Bernard "Bunny" Berigan (1909-1942), American jazz trumpeter who rose to fame during the Swing Era
- Beth Berigan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html