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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.

Berghe Early Origins



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

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Berghe Spelling Variations


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Berghe 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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Berghe Early History


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Berghe Early History



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.

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Berghe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berghe 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 Berghe 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 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Berghe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berghe 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 27 May 2013 at 15:22.

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