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Early Origins of the Bergerson family

The surname Bergerson was first found in the northern provinces which would later form Prussia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Bergerson family

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Bergerson Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Bergerson include Berger, Bergher, Bergger, Burger, Burgher and others.

Early Notables of the Bergerson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bergerson family to the New World and Oceana

The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Bergersons to arrive in North America, and among them were: Anders Berger, age 25; who came to New York City in 1849; Casper Berger, age 30; arrived in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1738; Jacob Berger settled in Philadelphia in 1753.

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