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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.

Berigan Early Origins



The surname Berigan was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Berigan Spelling Variations


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Berigan Spelling Variations



Berigan has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Berryman, Berriman, Borowman, Buriman, Beriman, Buryman, Birriman, Borrowman and many more.

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Berigan Early History


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Berigan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berigan research. Another 421 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1176, 1500, 1587, 1600, 1615, 1688, 1750, 1784, and 1807 are included under the topic Early Berigan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Berigan 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Berigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Berigan (post 1700)



  • Beth Berigan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • Rowland Bernard "Bunny" Berigan (1909-1942), American jazz trumpeter who rose to fame during the Swing Era

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Berigan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Berigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berigan 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.

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