The original Gaelic form of Berrigan was O hAimheirgin. Aimhirgin means "wondrous birth."
in the Province of Leinster.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berrigan research.Another 114 words (8 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.
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.