Origins Available: Dutch
The surname Burghe comes from the Middle Dutch word "burch," or "burg," meaning a fortified town. The prefixes "Van" and "den" mean "from" and "the" respectively. Thus this surname means "from the hill". As such, it may have been topographic name for someone who lived by a citadel or walled city; or, it may have been a habitational name, taken on from a place name, such as Burch in South Holland or Burcht in Antwerp province, Belgium.
Early Origins of the Burghe family
The surname Burghe was first found in Holland, in Utrecht, a city and capital of the province of Utrecht. One old family-branch descends from the counts of Bergh, beginning with Constantius de Monte in the 12th century. There was a separate line of counts Van den Berghs in the 16th century.
Early History of the Burghe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burghe research.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1636, 1640, 1664, 1755, 1627 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Burghe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burghe Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Burger, Burgen, Burg, Van Burg, Van Burger, Van Burgen, Van den Burger, Van den Burg, Van der Burg, Van den Burgh and many more.
Early Notables of the Burghe family (pre 1700)
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Johan van der Burg (d. 1640), Dutch Governor of Formosa from 1636 to 1640; Johan... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burghe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burghe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lucas Dircksen Vanderburgh, who came to New York in 1653; Henrich Jacob Vanderburg, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750; Henrich Jacob Vanderburg, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750.