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Multiple Origins for the Surname Bergen



The original Gaelic form of Bergen was O hAimheirgin. Aimhirgin means "wondrous birth."

Bergen Early Origins



The surname Bergen was first found in County Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland in the Province of Leinster.

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Bergen Spelling Variations


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Bergen Spelling Variations



Names during the Middle Ages were often recorded under several different spelling variations during the life of their bearers. Literacy was rare at that time and so how a person's name was recorded was decided by the individual scribe. Variations of the name Bergen include Bergin, Berrigan, Baragan, Bergan, Bergen, Mergin, O'Bergin, O'Bergyn, MacBergin and many more.

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Bergen Early History


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Bergen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergen research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1314 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Bergen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bergen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bergen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bergen 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



In the late 18th century, Irish families began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of Bergen:

Bergen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hans Hans Bergen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620
  • Martin Gerretsen Van Bergen, who landed in Albany, NY in 1630
  • Hans Hansen Bergen, who arrived in New York in 1633
  • Hans Hansen Van Bergen, who landed in New York, NY in 1633
  • Breckje Hans Bergen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1661

Bergen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Bergen, who landed in New York in 1709

Bergen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh V Bergen, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Andrew Bergen, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1835
  • Casper Bergen, aged 19, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • John Bergen, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1848
  • Bridget Bergen, aged 16, landed in New York in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bergen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Moses B Bergen, who landed in Mississippi in 1900

Bergen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Bergen who settled in St. John's Newfoundland and married in 1814 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Jacob Bergen, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Abram Bergen, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Cornelius Bergen, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Franz Bergen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bergen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Honora Bergen, aged 24, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Mary Bergen, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"

Bergen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Anne Bergen arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851
  • John Bergen arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergen (post 1700)



  • John Von Bergen Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912
  • Frances Bergen (1922-2006), born Frances Westerman, American actress and fashion model, wife of ventriloq Uist Edgar Bergen
  • William Aloysius "Bill" Bergen (1878-1943), American Major League Baseball catcher who played from 1901 through 1911
  • Robert "Bob" Bergen (b. 1964), American voice actor, current voice of Porky Pig
  • Anthony Van Bergen, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Greene County, 1835
  • Henry Van Bergen, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1896
  • Martin G. Van Bergen, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Greene County, 1814-15
  • Peter Van Bergen (1809-1879), American politician, Village President of Madison, Wisconsin, 1855-56
  • Peter A. Van Bergen, American politician, Member of New York State Senate Middle District, 1801-04
  • Peter W. Van Bergen, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Greene County, 1846
  • ... (Another 25 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



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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The Bergen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bergen 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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