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The Anglo-Saxon name Bergère comes from when the family resided in Cambridgeshire. This name is a transformation of the Old German name Berg, a local reference distinguishing someone who lived by a hill.

Bergère Early Origins



The surname Bergère was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bergère Spelling Variations


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Bergère Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bergère has been recorded under many different variations, including Bercher, Berger, Berchere, Berchar, Berchaire, Berchair, Burger, Borger and many more.

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Bergère Early History


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Bergère Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergère research. Another 451 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1327, 1500, and 1753 are included under the topic Early Bergère History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bergère Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bergère Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bergère or a variant listed above: John Bercher who arrived in Virginia in 1652 and Jacob Bercher who arrived in Philadelphia in 1750.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergère (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergère (post 1700)



  • Cliff Bergere (1896-1980), American Indy 500 racecar driver
  • Lee Bergere (1918-2007), American actor, best known for his role in the 1980s television series Dynasty

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Bergère Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bergère Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 October 2010 at 13:18.

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