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The surname Byrne was "O Broin," in its Gaelic form, which means descendant of Bran. The family is descended from Bran, the king of Leinster who died in 1052, who, along with King Conn of the Hundred Battles descended from Cathair Mor, an earlier king of Leinster, who was also monarch of all Ireland around 200 AD.

Byrne Early Origins



The surname Byrne was first found in Leinster, where they were descended from Bran, the King of Leinster who died in 1052. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
He was descended from Cathair Mor King of Leinster, who was also Monarch of all Ireland about 200 A.D. From this stem King Conn of the Hundred Battles was also descended. During the Strongbow invasion in 1172, the family, along with the O'Tooles, were driven from their original lands in county Kildare, settling the wilder territory between Rathdrum and Shillelagh, in south Wicklow. The sept increased in importance, and like their similarly displaced neighbors, were especially noted for their lengthy and tenacious resistance to the English invaders. Their successes in this struggle were numerous. Their military exploits of this time are celebrated in a compilation by some thirty-five authors of Gaelic poetry called the Leabhar Branch (Book of the O'Byrnes).[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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Byrne Spelling Variations


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Byrne Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Byrne family name include Byrne, Byrnes, O'Byrne, O'Byrnes and others.

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Byrne Early History


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Byrne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Byrne research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1574, 1598, 1544, 1597, 1591, 1744, 1830, 1775 and 1799 are included under the topic Early Byrne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Byrne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Byrne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Nicol Burne ( fl. 1574-1598), a Scottish Roman Catholic controversialist; Fiacha MacHugh O'Byrne (1544-1597), best remembered for helping in the escape of Hugh Roe O'Donnell from prison in Dublin Castle in...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Byrne 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Byrne to North America:

Byrne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dinnis Byrne, who settled in Barbados in 1679

Byrne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Byrne, who landed in Virginia in 1741
  • Celia Byrne, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746-1747
  • Lawrence Byrne, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Garrett Byrne, who landed in North America in 1789

Byrne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Byrne, who landed in America in 1804
  • John Byrne, who landed in America in 1804
  • Kavin Byrne, who landed in America in 1807
  • Mark Byrne, who arrived in America in 1809
  • Juan Byrne, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1810-1814
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Byrne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Byrne, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Peter Byrne, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Byrne Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Byrne, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1821
  • Michael Byrne, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1823
  • James Byrne, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1825
  • Catherine Byrne, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1826
  • Catherine Byrne, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1826
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Byrne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Byrne, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Michael Byrne, a coach-painter, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Cornelius Byrne, a tailor, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Edward Byrne, a tanner, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • George Byrne, a brewer, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Byrne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Byrne landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Patrick Byrne arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Golconda" in 1859
  • Ann Byrne arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Golconda" in 1859
  • Patrick Byrne, aged 26, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Ephriam Byrne arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Byrne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Byrne (post 1700)



  • Robert Eugene Byrne (1928-2013), American Grandmaster, and chess author, winner of the U.S. Championship in 1972
  • Andrew Byrne (1802-1862), Irish-born, American Catholic priest, the first Bishop of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Donn Byrne (1889-1928), Irish-American novelist who's works include "Messer Marco Polo" (1921) and "Hangman's House" (1926)
  • Tommy Byrne (b. 1919), American Major League Baseball player
  • David Byrne (b. 1952), American (Scottish born) singer and songwriter
  • Bobby Byrne (1918-2006), American jazz musician
  • Michael Byrne (1923-2016), nicknamed "the Rattler" Byrne, an Irish hurler for Tipperary (1945-1960)
  • Anthony Brendan Byrne (1946-2016), Irish professional footballer who played from 1963 to 1979, Member of the Republic of Ireland National Team (1969-1973)
  • Charles Byrne (1761-1783), also known as Charles O'Brien or "The Irish Giant," was a human curiosity in London in the 1780s; his exact height is unknown, but most accounts refer to him as from 8' 2" to 8' 4" tall
  • Anthony "Tony" Byrne (1930-2013), Irish bronze medalist boxer at the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Byrne Historic Events


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Byrne Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John Patrick Byrne, British Bedroom Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Miss Selina Byrne (1894-1914), Australian Second Class Passenger from Brisbane, Australia who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Edward Byrne (1855-1914), Australian Second Class Passenger from Brisbane, Australia who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Eliza Byrne (1854-1914), nťe Bickford Australian Second Class Passenger from Brisbane, Australia who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Albert Edwin Byrne (1918-1941), Australian Sub-Lieutenant from Kedron, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Thomas G Byrne (b. 1921), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Brighton, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Francis Byrne (b. 1920), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Forest Gate, Essex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Patrick Byrne (b. 1911), BEM, Irish CPO Cook from Ireland, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Kenneth L. Byrne, British Boy 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Nellie M. Byrne, American 3rd Class passenger from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Michael G. Byrne, English 1st Class Passenger residing in New York, New York, USA returning on business to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. J.E. Byrne (d. 1912), aged 31, English Bedroom Steward from Ilford, London who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Certavi et vici
Motto Translation: I have fought and conquered.


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  8. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  11. ...

The Byrne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Byrne 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.

This page was last modified on 3 December 2016 at 11:32.

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