BEIRCHEART - Irish Names and Surnames

Rev Patrick Woulfe
1923

BEIRCHEART, genitive -cheirt, (Benjamin, Ben; Bernard; Bertie); Anglo-Saxon Beorhthere, bright-army; the name of an Anglo-Saxon saint who settled at Tullylease, Co. Cork, where he died on 6th December, 839; common in many parts of Cork, Kerry and Limerick under the anglicised form of Benjamin; in parts of Tipperary, it is made Bernard. Latin — Berichertus.

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Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.

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