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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Norwegian and Swedish : variant of Berg, from the dative form.
  • German : variant (from the oblique case) of Berg or a habitational name from any of several places so named, notably in Westphalia.
  • French : topographic name for someone who lived on a steep bank, from Old French berge ‘bank’ (apparently of Gaulish origin).
  • French : hypercorrected spelling of Barge.

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