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The Anglo-Saxon name Bergere comes from when the family resided in Cambridgeshire. This name is a transformation of the Old German name Berg, a local reference distinguishing someone who lived by a hill.

Bergere Early Origins



The surname Bergere was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bergere Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bergere Early History


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Bergere Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergere research. Another 451 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1327, 1500, and 1753 are included under the topic Early Bergere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bergere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bergere Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bergere 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergere (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Bergere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bergere 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 October 2010 at 13:18.

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