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 1939, Boot Maker (own Account) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Berrigan. 12% of Berrigan men worked as a Boot Maker (own Account) and 53% of Berrigan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berrigan were General Labourer and Labourer Sack bag Warehouse

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Boot Maker (own Account)
  • Designerdraughtsman General Manager Engi
  • Dock Labourer
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Down Qult Machinist
  • Film Record Clerk
  • Labourer Sack bag Warehouse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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 UK, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berrigan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berrigan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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