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Origin and popularity of the name BERGE

Origin

Berge : 1: Norwegian and Swedish: variant of Berg from the dative form. As a Norwegian surname this is a habitational name from any of numerous farms so named all over the country.2: German: topographic name for a person by or on a hill from an extended form of Berg (formerly with a preposition with dative case e.g. am Berge).3: French: topographic name for someone who lived on a steep river bank from Old French berge ‘river bank’. Compare Laberge.4: French (Bergé): variant of Berger either French meaning ‘shepherd’ or German. Compare Barga.5: French: variant of Barge ‘boat barge’.6: English: variant of Bergh.7: English: metathesized form of Bridge. The -e- represents the southeastern vowel development in Middle English of Old English /y/ in brycg ‘bridge’ (compare Burge). Compare also Birge.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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    (671 individuals)

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