Bergmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Bergmann 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.

Early Origins of the Bergmann family

The surname Bergmann 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.

Important Dates for the Bergmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergmann research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1617, 1748, 1761, 1836, 1840, 1866, and 1878 are included under the topic Early Bergmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bergmann Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Bergmann family (pre 1700)

Notable figures of the period with the name Bergmann 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...
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Bergmann migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bergmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Bergmann, who arrived in America in 1749 [1]
  • Balthaser Bergmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Bathasar Bergmann, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1757 [1]
  • Friederich Bergmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
  • Jacob Bergmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bergmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernd Henr Bergmann, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Joh Jos Bergmann, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Chr Hinr Bergmann, who landed in North America in 1832 [1]
  • J Diedr Bergmann, who arrived in North America in 1832 [1]
  • J H Bergmann, who landed in North America in 1832 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bergmann Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Hans Bergmann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901 [1]

Bergmann migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bergmann Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Martha Bergmann, who landed in Quebec in 1850

Bergmann migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bergmann Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Bergmann, aged 35, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Anne Longton" in 1860
  • Catherine Bergmann, aged 31, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Anne Longton" in 1860

Contemporary Notables of the name Bergmann (post 1700)

  • Erma M. "Bergie" Bergmann (1924-2015), American pitcher and outfielder in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League who played from 1946 through 1951
  • Theodore Gerard "Ted" Bergmann (1920-2014), American television and radio producer, screenwriter, announcer, network and advertising executive
  • Michael Bergmann, American award winning writer, director, and producer
  • Martin S. Bergmann (1913-2014), American clinical professor of psychology of the New York University
  • Kenneth F. Bergmann, American politician, Mayor of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, 1959-60; Resigned 1960 [2]
  • Carol C. Bergmann, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1996 [2]
  • Walter Bergmann (1902-1988), German composer
  • Theodor Bergmann (1850-1931), German businessman and industrialist, founder of the Bergmann Firearm Company and his yearly patents for new firearms
  • Ralph Bergmann (b. 1970), German volleyball player, member of the National Team
  • Carl Bergmann (1821-1876), German-American cellist and conductor
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Bergmann family

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  • Ernst Bergmann (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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