The surname Bergsma comes from the Old High German word "berg," which means "mountain." The first bearers of the name no doubt came from a mountain or high ground. The name is often found with the preposition "Van den," which mean "from the." In a low-lying, flat country like the
any area of higher ground was quite prestigious and as such, this was a popular and prestigious surname.
The surname Bergsma was first found in Holland, where it is thought to have existed since the 15th century.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergsma research.Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1709, 1748, 1755, 1799, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Bergsma History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Berger, Bergen, Berg, Van Berg, Van Berger, Van Bergen, Van den Berger, Van den Berg, Van der Berg, Van den Bergh and many more.
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included the counts Van den Berghs, beginning in the 16th century; Johan van den Bergh (1664-1755), mayor of the... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bergsma Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.