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Spielberg Family History

Spielberg Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the various places so called, from a contracted form of Middle High German spiegel ‘lookout point’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.Jewish: ornamental name from German Spiel ‘play’, ‘game’ + Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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

8,709 Historical Documents with Spielberg on Ancestry.com
3,696 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
382 Military Records
1,065 Immigration Records
1,841 Census and Voter Lists
1,725 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Spielberg Families

  • Number of Spielberg families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    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

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Spielberg Family Origin

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Spielberg Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Spielberg

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Spielberg Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Spielberg

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