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The prestigious surname Bergeron comes from the beautiful and majestic country of France. Bergeron is a topographic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Topographical surnames were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. All of these name types belong to a larger category of surnames, known as hereditary surnames. The name Bergeron is derived from the Old German word berg, which indicated someone who lived beside a hill or mountain.

Bergeron Early Origins



The surname Bergeron was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family was anciently seated.

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Bergeron Spelling Variations


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Bergeron Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Berger, Bergey, Bergez, Bergier, Bergeret, Bergerot, Bergereau, Bergeron, Bergerron, Bergerone, Bergeronne, Bergeronneau, Bergerat, Bergerie, Bergère, Bergière, Bergiron, Bergirone, Bergironne, le Berger, le Bergeron, de Bergeron, Leberger and many more.

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Bergeron Early History


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Bergeron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergeron research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1655, 1741, 1820, and 1839 are included under the topic Early Bergeron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bergeron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bergeron Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Pierre Bergeron, a renowned historian and geographer in the late 1500's; Jean-Louis Bergeret (1641-1694), Advocate General to the Metz...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bergeron 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:

Bergeron Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • André Bergeron, who settled in Quebec from Charente-Maritime in 1666
  • Jacques Bergeron, who arrived in Quebec from Guyenne in 1676
  • Francois Bergeron, who arrived in Quebec from Poitou in 1676
  • Barthélémi Bergeron, who settled in Quebec from Touraine in 1690
  • Dominique Bergeron, who arrived in Quebec from Gascogne in 1698

Bergeron Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Michel Bergeron, who arrived in Quebec from Auvergne in 1701
  • Jacques Bergeron, who married Marguerite Renaud in 1749 in Montreal
  • Jacques Bergeron, who settled in Quebec from Saintonge in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergeron (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergeron (post 1700)



  • Troy Joseph Bergeron (b. 1983), American football wide receiver
  • Peter Francis Bergeron (b. 1977), American former Major League Baseball outfielder and current Major League scout
  • Wayne Bergeron (b. 1956), American jazz musician and trumpet player
  • Jean-François Bergeron (b. 1973), Canadian silver medalist boxer at the 1995 Pan American Games
  • Thomas "Tom" Bergeron (b. 1955), American Daytime Emmy and Primetime Emmy Award winning television personality and game show host, best known as the host of America's Funniest Home Videos (2001-2015) and host of the ABC reality series Dancing with the Stars (2005-)
  • Pat Bergeron, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954
  • Lucien E. Bergeron, American Democrat politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Rochester 4th Ward, 1956; Member of New Hampshire State Senate 20th District; Elected 1956
  • George Bergeron, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 8th Ward, 1938
  • Florimond J. Bergeron, American politician, Mayor of Willimantic, Connecticut, 1950-57
  • Arthur J. Bergeron, American politician, Mayor of Berlin, New Hampshire, 1937
  • ... (Another 15 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. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. 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. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. 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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Bergeron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bergeron 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 19 November 2016 at 20:26.

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