Norway in America - New Jersey

Post office names in USA and Canada with Norwegian origin.
Research by Hallvard Slettebø and Dag Henriksbø.


This page was updated 20 May 2021

Norway was closely allied to Holland in the 1700ís. Early Norwegian immigrants came across in Dutch ships and settled in the Dutch colony known as New Netherland.

Bergen, NJ
Bergen township existed in New Jersey from 1661 to 1862, first as part of New Netherland, then as part Bergen Co., and later as part of Hudson Co. The origin of the name of Bergen, NJ is debated. Several sources attribute the name to Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands. Others say that the name is derived from one of the earliest settlers of New Amsterdam (now New York City), Hans Hansen Bergen, a native of Norway, who arrived in New Netherland in 1633. The Bergen, NJ post office operated 1833-1853 and 1865-1873.



Bergen Mall Station, Paramus, NJ
The Paramus Bergen Mall Station in Bergen Co., NJ was established in 1928, and it is still in operation. The Bergen part of the name has the same origin as Bergen, NJ.

Bergen Station, Jersey City, NJ
In 1870, both Bergen City and Hudson City elected to merge with Jersey City, and Bergen became a district in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ. The Bergen part of the name has the same origin as Bergen, NJ. Jersey City Station A was established 1905 and changed name to Bergen Station later same year. A post office is still operating on Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ.



Bergen Point, NJ
Bergen Point is a point of land located on the north side of Kill van Kull at Newark Bay. The Bergen part of the name has the same origin as Bergen, NJ. Though now part of Hudson Co., the area was part of Bergen Co. from its creation in 1683 until Hudson Co. was created in 1840. The post office operated 1849-1889.



Bergen Point Station, Bayonne, NJ
The Bayonne Bergen Point Station in Hudson Co., NJ was established 1928, and it is still in operation. The Bergen part of the name has the same origin as Bergen, NJ.

Bergenfield, NJ
Bergenfield is a borough in Bergen Co., NJ. Initially called Bergen Fields, the borough was named for its location in Bergen Co. The Bergen part of the name has the same origin as Bergen, NJ. The Bergenfield, NJ post office opened in 1833 and it is still in operation. The population is 26,764 as of the 2010 US Census.



Bergenline Avenue Station, Union City, NJ
The Union City Bergenline Avenue Station operates from 1950, in Hudson Co., NJ. The Bergen part of the name has the same origin as Bergen, NJ. It is still in operation.

North Bergen, NJ
North Bergen is a township in Hudson Co., NJ, incorporated 1833. The name has the same origin as Bergen, NJ. The New Durham p.o. opened 1846, changed to North Bergen Branch, Wehawken from 1914, and branch of West New York from 1925. Independent post office from 1936, and still in operation. The population is 60,773 as of the 2010 Census.




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