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The German surname Bergman is derived from the word "berg," which means "hill," or "mountain." Thus, the first of the name were likely people who lived on or by a hill or mountain.

Bergman Early Origins



The surname Bergman was first found in West Prussia, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Bergman Spelling Variations


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Bergman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bergmann, Bergman, Bergemann (Cologne, Westphalia) and many more.

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Bergman Early History


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Bergman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergman research. Another 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1617, 1748, 1761, 1836, 1840, 1866, and 1878 are included under the topic Early Bergman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bergman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bergman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable figures of the period with the name Bergman were Israel von Bergmann (d.1748), the Lord of the manor Tetterin near the town Anklam in Pomerania, who became an influential Privy Councillor at the royal court of Prussia. Ernst von Bergmann (1836-1907) was Professor of Surgery...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bergman 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:

Bergman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Bergman, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Christoph Bergman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Henry Bergman, who landed in New York, NY in 1750
  • Carl Anton Bergman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Carl Anton Bergman came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bergman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J H C Bergman, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1841
  • H Bergman, aged 4, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Anna Bergman, aged 1, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • John Bergman, who landed in Texas in 1850
  • Ferdnd Bergman, aged 25, arrived in New York, NY in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bergman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Karoly Bergman, who arrived in Alabama in 1926
  • Paul Bergman, who landed in Alabama in 1926

Bergman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Bergman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Sophia Bergman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Bergman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bernd Bergman, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876
  • Johan Bergman, who arrived in Manitoba in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergman (post 1700)



  • Joel Bergman (1936-2016), American architect, known for his elaborate designs of casinos including the Las Vegas Hilton, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget Las Vegas, The Mirage, Treasure Island Hotel and Casino and many more
  • David Bruce Bergman (1953-2015), American Major League Baseball first baseman, designated hitter and outfielder who played from 1975 to 1992
  • Borah Bergman (1926-2012), American free jazz pianist
  • Sean Frederick Bergman (b. 1970), American former right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Marilyn Bergman (b. 1929), born Marilyn Katz, American composer, songwriter and author, inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980
  • Lowell A. Bergman (b. 1945), American investigative reporter with The New York Times; he shared the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2004
  • Alan Bergman (b. 1925), American lyricist and songwriter inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980
  • Dennis Lee Bergman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972, 1980
  • Caroline Bergman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1972
  • Arlington A. Bergman (1870-1952), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 30th Circuit, 1910, 1911; Mayor of Mason, Michigan, 1912
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bergman Historic Events


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Bergman Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs Senja Bergman (1891-1914), American Third Class Passenger from Ironwood, Michigan, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Reino Bergman, American Third Class Passenger from Ironwood, Michigan, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Suggested Readings for the name Bergman


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Suggested Readings for the name Bergman



  • by Jean Millicent Korn.

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Bergman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    11. ...

    The Bergman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bergman 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.

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