Meaning and Origin of: Bermingham

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish (of English origin) : variant spelling of Birmingham. This spelling is found chiefly in Ireland.
  • The Bermingham family take their surname from lands held at what is now a great city in the West Midlands of England, but it was brought to Ireland as early as the 12th century. The Norman baron Robert de Bermyngeham was a follower of Strongbow (see <xref>Clare</xref>); his name is found on a number of Irish charters between 1175 and 1179. The family was also known as Mac Fheorais ((Mc)Corish) in Ireland, named for Piers (Gaelic Feoras) de Bermyngeham, the father of Robert.