Thanks for responding. I did a further SNP test which brought me to SNP G-M377
I think a lot of our forefathers in the more recent centuries may have changed their name a couple of times to avoid immigration and forced conscription. My great grandfather had the name Preiss which means a person of ouststanding character, but the fact is that it is Nordic in origin.
Preiss Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Preis 1.South German: regional name for someone from Prussia, Middle High German Priuss(e). Compare Preuss.Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Preis 2.
My only assumption is based on Haplogroup travels that we started off in Lebanon/Israel then to Sicily, then onward to Italy on to Germany then Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, and Moldavia, and including the Ukraine and BeyleRussia. Almost like a map of the Jews getting kicked along from one country to the other until the ended up in East side of Europe.
Interesting is that Ted Kendall mentioned a theory he had that Ashkenazic families were actually born of only a few families and that the Sephardim were the mainstay of Europe as far as a Jew population goes. This would account for the numerous genetic issues that affect the Ashkenaz being pretty much inbred at the beginning.
I think there were many, many different first Bergman who were not related unless you'd go back many thousands of years.
As for who was the first of all the different Bergman lines to take up the name, I have no idea.
On my mom's side I have traced a Bergmanis line back to 1675 in Valmiera, Latvia. However, they were not allowed to have surnames until the 1830s so the name was taken up only then by that line (and not even all of the line ended up taking on Bergmann/Bergmanis since the rule there was that each brother could take on a different surname if the father was no longer there, often they would all take the same surname, but often enough not; in our case some eventually became Muller/Miller/Mullers, some Stinberg/Stinbergs/Stomberg/Stombergs/Steinberg/Steinbergs, some Luhs/Luhse/Lusis and some Bergman/Bergmann/Bergmanis and some we are not even sure what surname they eventually took on). The ones who took on Bergmanis all did so about 1834. The one of those who was born the earliest was born in 1756. So I guess you could say the surname itself we can trace as far back as 1756 in Valmiera, Latvia in a certain manner of speaking. It's a non-Ashkenazi line.
We haven't gotten the Y-group tested yet, but we know someone who would have the same Y-haplgroup as the 1675 founder and hope to get it tested.