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The surname Vanderburgh 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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The surname Vanderburgh 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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vanderburgh 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 Vanderburgh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Vanderburgh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vanderburgh Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Peter H. Vanderburgh U.E., (Van Denbergh, Vanderbergh, Vanderburg) (b. 1755) born in Rhinebeck Flats, Dutchess County, New York, USA from Poughkeepsie, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 then relocated to Burton Parish, Sundbury County, New Brunswick c. 1784 went on to Conway, Saint John, New Brunswick c.1786 before finally settling in Markham, York County, Ontario c. 1800 married to Nelly Dutcher having 10 children, he died in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Henry Vanderburgh U.E., (Van Denbergh, Vanderbergh, Vanderburg) (b. 1717) born in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA from Poughkeepsie, New York, USA who settled in Burton, Sunbury County, New Brunswick c. 1784 married to Sarah Van Kleeck having 10 children, he died in 1792 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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  • William H. Vanderburgh, American politician, Candidate for Justice of Minnesota State Supreme Court, 1930, 1934, 1936
  • Henry Vanderburgh, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1918, 1920, 1922; Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1932
  • Charles E. Vanderburgh, American Republican politician, Justice of Minnesota State Supreme Court, 1882-93; Defeated, 1892
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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  10. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
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The Vanderburgh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vanderburgh 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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