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Origins Available: Dutch, German
The surname Vandenbergh 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.
The surname Vandenbergh was first found in Holland, where it is thought to have existed since the 15th century.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Van den Bergh, Van der Bergh, Van den Burgh and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vandenbergh 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 Vandenbergh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Vandenbergh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Vandenbergh Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Vandenbergh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Vandenbergh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vandenbergh 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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