Last name origins & meanings:
- German or Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on or
by a hill or mountain, from Middle High German berc.
- Scandinavian: habitational name for someone who lived at a
farmstead named with Old Norse bjarg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. In
Sweden this is commonly found as an element of ornamental names.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Berg
‘mountain’, ‘hill’, or a short form of any of the many ornamental
surnames containing this word as the final element, for example
Schönberg (see Schoenberg) and Goldberg.
This name appears in the following lists:
Mountains and Valleys,
Stars and Planets
Comments for Berg