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Origins Available: Dutch-Alt, Dutch, German


The surname Vandenberg 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.

Vandenberg Early Origins



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

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Vandenberg Spelling Variations


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Vandenberg Spelling Variations



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.

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Vandenberg Early History


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Vandenberg Early History



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

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Vandenberg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vandenberg 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; Johan van den Bergh (1664-1755), mayor of the...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vandenberg 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:

Vandenberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aaltje VanDenBerg, aged 36, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Aart VandenBerg, aged 39, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Cornelis VanDenBerg, aged 45, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Jakoba Knaap VandenBerg, aged 42, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • L VanDenBerg, aged 31, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vandenberg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vandenberg (post 1700)



  • Harold Harris "Hy" Vandenberg (1906-1994), American Major League Baseball player
  • James Vandenberg (b. 1989), American football player
  • John Roland Vandenberg, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 14th District, 1950
  • John R. Vandenberg, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1952
  • John E. VandenBerg, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 17th District, 1948
  • John Vandenberg, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Wayne County 1st District, 1866-67
  • Edward Vandenberg, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Shiawassee District, 1948; Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 15th District, 1950
  • Cassandra Vandenberg, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg (1884-1951), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1912-18; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1928-51
  • Louis Vandenberg, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 44th District, 2002, 2004
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
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    The Vandenberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vandenberg 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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