Vandenburg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Vandenburg comes from the Middle Dutch word "burch," or "burg," meaning a fortified town. The prefixes "Van" and "den" mean "from" and "the" respectively. Thus this surname means "from the hill". As such, it may have been topographic name for someone who lived by a citadel or walled city; or, it may have been a habitational name, taken on from a place name, such as Burch in South Holland or Burcht in Antwerp province, Belgium.

Early Origins of the Vandenburg family

The surname Vandenburg was first found in Holland, in Utrecht, a city and capital of the province of Utrecht. One old family-branch descends from the counts of Bergh, beginning with Constantius de Monte in the 12th century. There was a separate line of counts Van den Berghs in the 16th century.

Early History of the Vandenburg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vandenburg research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1636, 1640, 1664, 1755, 1627 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Vandenburg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vandenburg Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Vandenburg family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Johan van der Burg (d. 1640), Dutch Governor of Formosa from 1636 to 1640; Johan...
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United States Vandenburg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vandenburg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • L Vandenburg, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • W Vandenburg, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Vandenburg (post 1700) +

  • John Henry Vandenburg (1904-1992), American 9th Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1961 and 1972
  • Malcolm VandenBurg, English physician who specializes in drug research and stress management, co-author of the book Positive Under Pressure (2006)

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook