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

The surname Vandenburgh 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: Van den Bergh, Van der Bergh, Van den Burgh 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 Vandenburgh 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 Vandenburgh History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 137 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vandenburgh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vandenburgh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Richard Vandenburgh, who arrived in New York in 1793

Vandenburgh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Wilhelm VandenBurgh, aged 49, landed in Michigan in 1846-1856
  • Abraham VandenBurgh, aged 7, arrived in Michigan in 1846-1856
  • Maria VandenBurgh, aged 46, landed in Michigan in 1846-1856

Vandenburgh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Vandenburgh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839
  • Ann Vandenburgh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839

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