Bergant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bergant is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bergant family lived in Devon, where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest of England in the 11th century.

Early Origins of the Bergant family

The surname Bergant was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest of England in the 11th century. The name originated in the region of Burgundy in France.

Early History of the Bergant family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergant research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1210, 1273, 1273, 1319, 1379, 1500, 1638, 1680, 1682, 1683, 1703, 1764, 1592, 1657 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Bergant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bergant Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Burgon, Burgoin, Burgunie, Burgoyne, Burgoyn, Burgoigne, Burgane, Burgin and many more.

Early Notables of the Bergant family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bergant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bergant migration to the United States +

Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bergant or a variant listed above:

Bergant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Pieter Bergant, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Hans Pieter Bergant, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bergant (post 1700) +

  • Klemen Bergant (b. 1966), Slovenian former alpine skier at the 1988 and the 1992 Winter Olympics


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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