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The surname Van Den bergh 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.

Van Den bergh Early Origins



The surname Van Den bergh was first found in Holland, where it is thought to have existed since the 15th century.

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Van Den bergh Spelling Variations


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Van Den bergh Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Van den Bergh, Van der Bergh, Van den Burgh and many more.

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Van Den bergh Early History


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Van Den bergh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Den bergh research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1587, 1660, 1618, 1687, 1664, 1755, 1709, 1748, 1799 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Van Den bergh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Van Den bergh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Van Den bergh Early Notables (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; Jan van den Bergh (1587-1660), a Dutch Golden Age painter; Matthias Jansz. van den Bergh (1618-1687), a Dutch...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Van Den bergh 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Den bergh Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gysbert Cornelisen VanDenBergh, who landed in New York in 1645
  • Arent VanDenBergh, who arrived in New York in 1654
  • Hendrick VanDenBergh, who arrived in New York in 1663

Van Den bergh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis VandenBergh, aged 36, landed in Michigan in 1846-1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Van Den bergh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Van Den bergh (post 1700)



  • John Vandenbergh, American Emeritus Professor of Zoology at North Carolina State University
  • Lydia Kathleen Vandenbergh (b. 1984), American soccer defender
  • Walter L. VanDenbergh, American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 20th District, 1894
  • George van den Bergh (1890-1966), Dutch politician
  • Pieter van den Bergh (1799-1873), Dutch playwright in The Hague
  • Sarah Vandenbergh (b. 1972), Australian actress
  • Stijn Vandenbergh (b. 1984), Belgian professional road racing cyclist
  • Kevin Vandenbergh (b. 1983), Belgian footballer
  • Erwin Vandenbergh (b. 1959), Belgian footballer

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Suggested Readings for the name Van Den bergh


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Suggested Readings for the name Van Den bergh



  • Gybsert and Claes Van Den Bergh and One Line of Their Descendants by Edward C. Vandenburgh.
  • Van den Bergh Genealogy by Edward C. Vandenbergh.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    5. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    6. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Van Den bergh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Van Den bergh 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 2 February 2016 at 09:29.

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