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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Bergh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Bergh, who landed in Alabama in 1913 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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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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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
  9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  10. 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).
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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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