Place Name: Bergman

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1964), Park (1987)

Name Origins: Commemorative


Dutch, Swedish: locative name denoting a upland dweller, from berg ‘hill, mountain’ + man.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: Dutch, Swedish

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Gustave C. Bergman (1872-1962) was the first mayor of the Town of Beverly. He was born in Illinois and came to Edmonton some time after 1901. Beverly was incorporated as a town on August 5, 1914. Bergman was sworn in as mayor a few days later.

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