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Where did the Dutch Vanberg family come from? What is the Dutch Vanberg family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vanberg family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vanberg family history?

The surname Vanberg 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.

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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.

First found in Holland, where it is thought to have existed since the 15th century.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vanberg research. Another 214 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1709, 1748, 1755, 1799, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Vanberg History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 60 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vanberg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vanberg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Johann Georg Vanberg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773

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The Vanberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vanberg 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.

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