Van Der burgh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Van Der burgh 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 Van Der burgh family

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

Early History of the Van Der burgh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Der burgh research. Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1587, 1660, 1618, 1687, 1664, 1755, 1709, 1748, 1799 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Van Der burgh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Van Der burgh Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Van Der burgh 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; Jan van den Bergh (1587-1660), a Dutch Golden Age painter; Matthias Jansz. van den Bergh (1618-1687), a Dutch...
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Canada Van Der burgh migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Der burgh Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Peter H. Vanderburgh U.E., (Van Denbergh, Vanderbergh, Vanderburg) (b. 1755) born in Rhinebeck Flats, Dutchess County, New York, USA from Poughkeepsie, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 then relocated to Burton Parish, Sundbury County, New Brunswick c. 1784 went on to Conway, Saint John, New Brunswick c.1786 before finally settling in Markham, York County, Ontario c. 1800 married to Nelly Dutcher having 10 children, he died in 1839 [1]
  • Mr. Henry Vanderburgh U.E., (Van Denbergh, Vanderbergh, Vanderburg) (b. 1717) born in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA from Poughkeepsie, New York, USA who settled in Burton, Sunbury County, New Brunswick c. 1784 married to Sarah Van Kleeck having 10 children, he died in 1792 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Van Der burgh (post 1700) +

  • William H. Vanderburgh, American politician, Candidate for Justice of Minnesota State Supreme Court, 1930, 1934, 1936 [2]
  • Henry Vanderburgh, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1918, 1920, 1922; Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1932 [2]
  • Charles E. Vanderburgh, American Republican politician, Justice of Minnesota State Supreme Court, 1882-93; Defeated, 1892 [2]
  • Stephen Vanderburgh Harkness (1818-1888), American businessman who was a silent partner with John D. Rockefeller, Sr. in the founding of Standard Oil
  • Lamon Vanderburgh Harkness (1839-1915), American businessman and a partner in Standard Oil, Standardbred horse breeder
  • Stephen Vanderburgh Harkness (1818-1888), American businessman who was a silent partner with oil titan John D. Rockefeller, Sr. in the founding of Standard Oil


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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