Berme History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Berme family

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

Early History of the Berme family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berme research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1747, 1748, 1789, 1812, 1823, 1850, 1853, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Berme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Berme Spelling Variations

Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Berme dating from that time include Bierne, O'Bierne, Biern, O'Biern, Beirne, O'Beirne, Beirn, O'Beirn, Birn, O'Birn, Birne and many more.

Early Notables of the Berme family (pre 1700)

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Berme migration to the United States

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 Berme:

Berme Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francis Berme, aged 30, who arrived in New Jersey in 1776 [1]
Berme Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Therese Berme, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]

Berme migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berme Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James Berme, who arrived in Canada in 1828

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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