When Gunnar Eriksen Berge was born about 1679, in Høyland, Rogaland, Norway, his father, Erik Ormsen, was 42 and his mother, Gunhild Gunnarsdatter Nordland, was 31. He married Liva Andersdotter Berge on 9 February 1709, in Forsand, Rogaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1748, in Forsand, Rogaland, Norway, at the age of 70.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Maren, Johan, Karsten, Alf, Bent, Erik, Gudmund, Knud, Peer, Per, Sten, Thor.
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.
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).