The field of the shield
laid out in azure and or/gold (blue and yellow) is a reference to
the horizon and to travel. The half wheel refers to the arms borne
by the armiger’s mother and is held by a lion, referring both to
Africa, a strong character and a military career. The mountain
refers to the “Berg” part of the armiger’s surname. The lion astride
the mountain indicates not only that it is a mountain lion but also
lends the idea that the armiger is much travelled and one who is not
afraid of obstacles, even those considered to be impassable.
The armiger, who is
French (Alsatian) by birth, assumed the arms in the Netherlands
where he presently resides. His ancestors, both paternal and
maternal, are mostly from the Alsace region of France.