The prestigious surname laberger comes from the beautiful and majestic country of France. laberger is a topographic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Topographical surnames were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. All of these name types belong to a larger category of surnames, known as hereditary surnames. The name laberger is derived from the Old German word berg, which indicated someone who lived beside a hill or mountain.
Some sources also believe that the name Bergeron derived from the French word "berger", which translates to "shepherd". CITATION[CLOSE]
Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
Early Origins of the laberger family
The surname laberger was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family was anciently seated.
The family flourished on their estates for many centuries and intermarried with other distinguished families. Several members of this family were servicemen in the army and one became bishop at the church in Montpellier.
Documents of 1820 show that the family was registered in several regions of Pas-de-Calais.
Early History of the laberger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laberger research.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1655, 1741, 1820, and 1839 are included under the topic Early laberger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
laberger Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Berger, Bergey, Bergez, Bergier, Bergeret, Bergerot, Bergereau, Bergeron, Bergerron, Bergerone, Bergeronne, Bergeronneau, Bergerat, Bergerie, Bergère, Bergière, Bergiron, Bergirone, Bergironne, le Berger, le Bergeron, de Bergeron, Leberger and many more.
Early Notables of the laberger family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Pierre Bergeron, a renowned historian and geographer in the late 1500's; Jean-Louis Bergeret (1641-1694), Advocate General to the Metz... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early laberger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the laberger family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: André Bergeron, who settled in Quebec from Charente-Maritime in 1666; Jacques Bergeron, who arrived in Quebec from Guyenne in 1676; Francois Bergeron, who arrived in Quebec from Poitou in 1676.
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- ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.