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Mergin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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


Early Origins of the Mergin family


The surname Mergin 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 Mergin family


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Mergin Spelling Variations


Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Mergin are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Bergin, Berrigan, Baragan, Bergan, Bergen, Mergin, O'Bergin, O'Bergyn, MacBergin and many more.

Early Notables of the Mergin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mergin family to the New World and Oceana


A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Mergin: Patrick Bergin who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843; David and Peter Berrigan who settled in Nova Scotia in 1833 and 1842; John Bergen who settled in St. John's Newfoundland and married in 1814.

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