Berrigan Family History

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Berrigan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beirgin or Ó Meirgin, a variant of Ó hAimheirgin ‘descendant of Aimheirgin’, a personal name in early Irish mythology and historical tales, perhaps composed of the elements amhra ‘wonderful’ + gin ‘birth’. (The Gaelic pronunciation would have an extra vowel between the r and the g, as shown in the Anglicized spelling.)

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Merrigan, Kerrigan, Perrigan, Harrigan, Corrigan, Merriman, Bergan

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Berrigan Family Origin

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Berrigan Family Occupations

What did your Berrigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berrigan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Berrigan's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berrigan. A less common occupation for the Berrigan family was Blacksmith.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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Berrigan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Berrigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berrigan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Berrigan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Berrigan. For the veterans among your Berrigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berrigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Berrigan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Berrigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Berrigan in 1952 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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