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Achterberg Family History

Achterberg Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: topographic name for someone who lived ‘behind the hill’, from Dutch and Low German achter ‘behind’, ‘in back of’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’. In some cases the Dutch surname is a habitational name from any of various places so named in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

16,717 Historical Documents with Achterberg on Ancestry.com
4,642 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
536 Military Records
420 Immigration Records
2,024 Census and Voter Lists
9,095 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Achterberg Families

  • Number of Achterberg families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Achterberg census records

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Achterberg Family Origin

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Achterberg Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Achterberg

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Achterberg Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Achterberg census records

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Military Service by Achterberg

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