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Berrigan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Berrigan family


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.

Early History of the Berrigan family


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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.

Early Notables of the Berrigan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Berrigan family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • 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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constant" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CONSTANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constant.htm

Berrigan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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


  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CONSTANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constant.htm

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