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Multiple Origins for the Surname Berge



The surname Berge 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.

Berge Early Origins



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

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Berge Spelling Variations


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Berge 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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Berge Early History


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Berge Early History



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

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Berge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berge 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 Berge 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:

Berge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Louis Berge settled in Louisiana in 1718
  • Louis Berge arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Louis Berge, who landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jacques Berge, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Christ Berge, who arrived in Long Island in 1781

Berge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hermann Zum Berge, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Herman Zum Berge, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Thjosolf Berge, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Jacob Berge, aged 23, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Jacobus VanDen Berge, who arrived in Iowa in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Berge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert de La Berge, who settled in New France, at the age of 20. He spent most of his life in Ange Gardien, near the city of Quebec, where he established himself as a manufacturer and vendor of lime. He died in 1712 leaving behind him numerous and illustrious descendants throughout French Canada

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Contemporary Notables of the name Berge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Berge (post 1700)



  • Edward Henry Berge (1876-1924), American sculptor
  • Louis P. Van Den Berge, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Ottawa County, 1959
  • Edward C. Berge, American politician, First Selectman of Westport, Connecticut, 1904
  • Douglas P. Berge, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 2012
  • Arthur T. Berge (b. 1907), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County 1st District, 1945-48
  • Truman Berge, American officer in the air force in Virginia
  • Thomas Berge (b. 1990), pseudonym of Chiel Ottink, a Dutch singer
  • François Berge, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Syver Berge (b. 1939), Norwegian politician for the Centre Party
  • Arne Berge (1908-1988), Norwegian priest
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    11. ...

    The Berge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berge 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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