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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
  • 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
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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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    Other References

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    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
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