Origin of Name:
ENGLISH: First found in Devon after the Norman Conquests in 1066. Medieval Scribes usually spelt names the way they sounded and variations included Burgin, Burgon, Burgane, Burgoyne and many more.
IRISH: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beirgin or Ó Meirgin, an altered form of Ó hAimheirgin ‘descendant of Aimheirgin’, a personal name of early Irish mythology and historical tales, perhaps composed of the elements amhra ‘wonderful’ + gin ‘birth’. Origin of the name is County Offaly.