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Origins Available: Dutch, German


The surname Bergh comes from the Old High German word "berg," which means "mountain." The first bearers of the name no doubt came from a mountain or high ground. The name is often found with the preposition "Van den," which mean "from the." In a low-lying, flat country like the Netherlands any area of higher ground was quite prestigious and as such, this was a popular and prestigious surname.

Bergh Early Origins



The surname Bergh was first found in Holland, where it is thought to have existed since the 15th century.

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Bergh Spelling Variations


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Bergh Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Van den Bergh, Van der Bergh, Van den Burgh and many more.

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Bergh Early History


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Bergh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergh research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1587, 1660, 1618, 1687, 1664, 1755, 1709, 1748, 1799 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Bergh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bergh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bergh Early Notables (pre 1700)



From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included the counts Van den Berghs, beginning in the 16th century; Jan van den Bergh (1587-1660), a Dutch Golden Age painter; Matthias Jansz. van den Bergh (1618-1687), a Dutch...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bergh 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:

Bergh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L Bergh, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Bergh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Bergh, who landed in Alabama in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergh (post 1700)



  • L. Van Den Bergh, American politician, Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Minnesota, 1920. Dutch ancestry
  • Robert S. S. Bergh (1852-1923), American politician, U.S. Consul in Gothenberg, 1898-1907; Mainz, 1907-08; Belgrade, 1908-11; Stoke-on-Trent, 1911-17; Stavanger, 1922
  • Henry Bergh (1811-1888), American humanitarian and reformer, who founded a society against cruelty to animals (ASPCA) in 1866
  • Ilja Bergh (1927-2015), Danish pianist and composer
  • Odd Bergh (b. 1937), former Norwegian athlete who specialized in the triple jump and long jump

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bergh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bergh 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 23 May 2016 at 15:33.

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