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The surname Vandenberge 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.

Vandenberge Early Origins



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

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Vandenberge Spelling Variations


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Vandenberge 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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Vandenberge Early History


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Vandenberge Early History



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

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Vandenberge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vandenberge 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 Vandenberge 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 or some of its variants were: Cornelius Vandeberg, who arrived in New York in 1710; J. G. VanDenBerg, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1807 with his four children; Nathan Soloman Vandenberg, who arrived at the port of New Orleans in 1820.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vandenberge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vandenberge (post 1700)



  • John Vandenberge, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1986
  • Jojanneke van den Berge (b. 1980), Dutch journalist
  • Marinus "Rinus" van den Berge (1900-1972), Dutch bronze medalist athlete at the 1924 Summer Olympics in the 100 metres
  • Cornelis Niels van den Berge (b. 1984), Dutch former politician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. 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. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

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