Origins Available: Dutch-Alt
The surname De berg 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 De berg family
The surname De berg was first found in Holland, where it is thought to have existed since the 15th century.
Early History of the De berg family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De berg research.Another 214 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1709, 1748, 1755, 1799, and 1873 are included under the topic Early De berg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
De berg 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 De berg 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 De berg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the De berg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cornelius Vandeberg, who arrived in New York in 1710; J. G. VanDenBerg, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1807 with his four children; Nathan Soloman Vandenberg, who arrived at the port of New Orleans in 1820.
Contemporary Notables of the name De berg (post 1700)
- Keren DeBerg, American singer-songwriter
- Steven Leroy DeBerg (b. 1954), retired American NFL football quarterback who played from 1977 to 1998