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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 [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 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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See Also


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Citations


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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

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  3. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  4. 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).
  5. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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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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