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Meaning and Origin of: Bergen

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Mountain dweller
  • Old English : Free citizen; shopkeeper

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Dutch : topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.
  • German : inflected variant of Berg (originally after a preposition, as in an or zu Bergen).
  • Swedish : variant of Berg.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : habitational name from any of the various German places called Bergen.

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