The German surname Burgman 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 Burgman family
The surname Burgman 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.
Early History of the Burgman family
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Burgman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bergmann, Bergman, Bergemann (Cologne, Westphalia) and many more.
Early Notables of the Burgman family (pre 1700)
Notable figures of the period with the name Burgman 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 Burgman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burgman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Carl Anton Bergman came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1751; George Bergman arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1768; Christian Bergmann settled in Texas in 1854.
Contemporary Notables of the name Burgman (post 1700)
- Mark Burgman (b. 1956), Australian ecologist, Director of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis in Melbourne