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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scandinavian : ornamental spelling of Berg.
  • Dutch : in some cases, possibly a shortening of van den Bergh, a topographic name denoting someone living on a hill (see Vandenbergh).
  • Dutch : possibly also from Middle Dutch barg, berg ‘castrated pig’, either as an occupational name for a pig farmer or possibly as a nickname.

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