Origins Available: English
name Bergere comes from when the family resided in Cambridgeshire
. This name is a transformation of the Old German name Berg,
reference distinguishing someone who lived by a hill.
Early Origins of the Bergere family
The surname Bergere was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bergere family
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Bergere Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bergere has been recorded under many different variations, including Bercher, Berger, Berchere, Berchar, Berchaire, Berchair, Burger, Borger and many more.
Early Notables of the Bergere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bergere family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bergere or a variant listed above: John Bercher who arrived in Virginia in 1652 and Jacob Bercher who arrived in Philadelphia in 1750.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bergere (post 1700)
- Cliff Bergere (1896-1980), American Indy 500 racecar driver
- Lee Bergere (1918-2007), American actor, best known for his role in the 1980s television series Dynasty