Bergs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The surname Bergs 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 Bergs family
The surname Bergs was first found in Holland, where it is thought to have existed since the 15th century.
Early History of the Bergs family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergs research. Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1709, 1748, 1755, 1799, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Bergs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bergs Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Berger, Bergen, Berg, Van Berg, Van Berger, Van Bergen, Van den Berger, Van den Berg, Van der Berg, Van den Bergh and many more.
Early Notables of the Bergs 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; Johan van den Bergh (1664-1755), mayor of the...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bergs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bergs migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bergs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans Bergs, who landed in New York in 1709 
- Christina Bergs, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1793 
Bergs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Gerhard Bergs, aged 53, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 
- Gerrit Bergs, aged 50, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 
- Peternella Bergs, aged 15, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 
- Anna Bergs, aged 25, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 
Contemporary Notables of the name Bergs (post 1700) +
- Teodors Bergs (1902-1966), born Theodore Berg, a Latvian chess master who introduced the Berg Variation
- Arveds Bergs (1875-1941), Latvian lawyer, newspaper editor and politician
- Magnús Helgi Bergs (b. 1956), Icelandic former international footballer who played for the Iceland National Team (1980-1985)
- Brigadier-General Paul Bergs (1886-1947), French Commanding Officer during World War II 
- Brigadier-General Michel Bergs (1894-1950), French Commanding Officer during World War II 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Paul Bergs. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Berg%C3%A8s/Paul-Emile-Raymond/France.html
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Michel Bergs. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Berg%C3%A8s/Michel-Albert/France.html