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The prestigious surname Bergey comes from the beautiful and majestic country of France. Bergey 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 Bergey is derived from the Old German word berg, which indicated someone who lived beside a hill or mountain.

Bergey Early Origins



The surname Bergey 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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Bergey Spelling Variations


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Bergey 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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Bergey Early History


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Bergey Early History



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

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Bergey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bergey 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 Bergey 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:

Bergey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Bergey, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762

Bergey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Bergey, who arrived in Canada in 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergey (post 1700)



  • Jake Bergey (b. 1974), American retired professional lacrosse player who played from 1998 to 2008
  • Earle K. Bergey (1901-1952), American pulp fiction cover illustrator for magazines and paperback books
  • David Hendricks Bergey (1860-1937), American bacteriologist, chairman of the first edition of Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology in 1923
  • Bill Bergey (b. 1945), former American collegiate and NFL football player who played from 1969 to 1980
  • Lillian D. Bergey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    11. ...

    The Bergey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bergey 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 20 October 2016 at 22:51.

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