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The surname Berg 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 Netherlands any area of higher ground was quite prestigious and as such, this was a popular and prestigious surname.

Berg Early Origins



The surname Berg was first found in Holland, where it is thought to have existed since the 15th century.

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Berg Spelling Variations


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Berg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations 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.

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Berg Early History


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Berg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berg research. Another 214 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1709, 1748, 1755, 1799, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Berg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berg Early Notables (pre 1700)



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 Berg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Christ Berg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1709
  • Johan Henrig Berg, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Kasper Berg, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Frederick Berg, who arrived in America in 1709
  • Tiel Berg, who landed in New York in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Berg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Berg, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Fr Berg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Wilh Berg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Balthazar Berg, who landed in Maryland in 1834
  • Belthassar Berg, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Berg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Friedrich Berg, aged 50, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Christina Berg, aged 15, landed in America in 1901
  • Adam Berg, aged 8, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Karolina Berg, aged 9, landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • Katherina Berg, aged 20, arrived in America in 1901
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Berg Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Johann Simon Berg, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Cornelius Berg, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Jacob Berg, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Johan Berg, who landed in Manitoba in 1876
  • William Berg, who arrived in Manitoba in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Berg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Berg (post 1700)



  • Einsley Delmer "Del" Berg (1915-2016), American soldier and union organizer who lived to be 100 years old, veteran of the Spanish Civil War
  • John Hendrickson Berg (1932-2015), American art director who worked at Columbia Records from 1961 to 1985; he designed four Grammy Award-winning album covers: The Barbra Streisand Album (1968), Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1968), Underground (1969), and Chicago X (1977)
  • Morris "Moe" Berg (1902-1972), American catcher and coach in Major League Baseball and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Tony Berg (b. 1954), American guitarist, father of Elizabeth Berg
  • Shelly Berg (b. 1955), American jazz pianist and educator
  • Elizabeth Berg (b. 1986), American singer with The Like, daughter of Tony Berg
  • Paul Berg (b. 1926), American molecular biologist
  • Laura Berg, American softball player
  • Adje "Adrian" van den Berg (b. 1954), Dutch rock guitarist
  • Alban Berg (1885-1935), Austrian composer, born in Vienna, who studied under Arnold Schoenberg
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Berg


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Suggested Readings for the name Berg



  • The Hans Hanson Berg Family History by Nancy Stout Larson.
  • A Line of Descendants and Ancestors of Josiah Burge (including the Berg Family) a Revolutionary Patriot by Joan A. Hoelaars.

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Berg Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    3. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    11. ...

    The Berg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berg Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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