Beirne / Burne ancestors from County Roscommon?  

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Ó Beirn aka O'Beirne / Beirne (derived from Norse Bjorn) is a north Connacht sept, long associated with northeastern Co. Roscommon. For millennia, their territory was Tír Brúin, just west of the Shannon. 18th and 19th-Century transcribers often recorded a Co. Roscommon Beirne in a variety of ways such as Beirn / Berran / Bern / Berne  / Burn / Burns / Burne.

NOTE:  There were two North Connacht septs of this name. Byrne / Burn is a totally different name, Ó Broin.

Ó Broin aka O'Byrne / Byrnes (derived from Ó Broin, Bran lit. raven). This name was very numerous in all provinces but primarily Leinster (originating from Kildare). It also represents Mac Broin, a Down name, and appears as Burns. 

In the case of north Roscommon, a Byrne / O'Byrne transcription may have been an error for O'Beirne

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Additional Information
Date of Birth 1001  
     

References

SURNAME DICTIONARY: Beirne Ireland VIEW SOURCE
GENETIC ORIGINS: O'Beirne / Bern / Burn Ireland VIEW SOURCE
STRONGHOLD MAP Ireland VIEW SOURCE
FLAXGROWERS 1797: Beirne Co. Roscommon Ireland VIEW SOURCE
TITHES (Pre-Famine): Beirne / Byrne Ireland VIEW SOURCE
GRIFFITHS (Post-Famine): Beirne / O'Beirne Ireland VIEW SOURCE
CENSUS 1901: Beirne, Co. Roscommon Ireland VIEW SOURCE
CENSUS 1901: Beirne, Co. Roscommon Ireland VIEW SOURCE
HEADSTONES: Beirne, Co. Roscommon Ireland VIEW SOURCE

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