Bergner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bergner family

The surname Bergner was first found in East Prussia and Livonia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Important Dates for the Bergner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergner research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1720 and 1783 are included under the topic Early Bergner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bergner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Burgner, Börgner, Buergner, Buergnere and many more.

Early Notables of the Bergner family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bergner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bergner migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bergner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Margareta Andersdotter Bergner, aged 37, who landed in New York in 1832 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bergner (post 1700)

  • Jeffrey Bergner, American Adjunct Professor in the National Security Studies Program at Georgetown University
  • Peter Alan Bergner, American entrepreneur, founder of Bergner's department store in Peoria, Illinois in 1889
  • Christoph Bergner (b. 1948), German politician, member of the CDU
  • Yosl Bergner (1920-2017), Austrian-born, Israeli painter
  • Elisabeth Bergner (1900-1986), Austrian, stage and film actress

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)
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