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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.

Vandenburgh Early Origins



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

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Vandenburgh Spelling Variations


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Vandenburgh Spelling Variations



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

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Vandenburgh Early History


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Vandenburgh Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Vandenburgh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vandenburgh 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; 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 Vandenburgh 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:

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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Contemporary Notables of the name Vandenburgh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vandenburgh (post 1700)



  • Rita S. Vandenburgh, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Myron M. Vandenburgh, American politician, Mayor of Wellington, Kansas, 1955-56
  • Henry Vandenburgh, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County, 1843
  • George Vandenburgh, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1821-22

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    11. ...

    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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