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

Berrigan Early Origins



The surname Berrigan was first found in County Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland in the Province of Leinster.

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Berrigan Spelling Variations


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Berrigan Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Berrigan family name include Bergin, Berrigan, Baragan, Bergan, Bergen, Mergin, O'Bergin, O'Bergyn, MacBergin and many more.

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Berrigan Early History


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Berrigan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berrigan research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1314 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Berrigan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berrigan 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:

Berrigan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David Berrigan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Martin Berrigan who settled in Newfoundland in 1841
  • David and Peter Berrigan who settled in Nova Scotia in 1833 and 1842
  • Peter Berrigan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1842

Berrigan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Esther Berrigan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constant" in 1849

Berrigan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Denis Berrigan, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Berrigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Berrigan (post 1700)



  • Daniel Joseph Berrigan S.J., (1921-2016), American Jesuit priest, one of the Catonsville Nine who burned their draft cards in protest the Vietnam War on May 17, 1968
  • Helen Ginger Berrigan (b. 1948), United States federal judge
  • Ted Berrigan (1934-1983), American poet from Providence, Rhode Island, best known for his work The Sonnets
  • Philip Francis Berrigan (1923-2002), American peace activist and former Roman Catholic priest
  • Barry Berrigan (b. 1975), Australian retired professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s
  • Shaun Berrigan (b. 1978), Australian professional rugby league footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    10. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
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    The Berrigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berrigan 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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