Origins Available: Dutch
The surname Berghe 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.
Early Origins of the Berghe family
The surname Berghe was first found in Holland, where it is thought to have existed since the 15th century.
Early History of the Berghe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berghe 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 Berghe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Berghe Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Van den Bergh, Van der Bergh, Van den Burgh and many more.
Early Notables of the Berghe family (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 Berghe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Berghe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Frederick Gysbertzen VanDenBergh and Gijsbert Cornelissen VanDenBergh, who both came to New York in 1664; Arent VanDenBergh, who came to New York in 1654.