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Rosenberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of numerous places so named (‘rose mountain’). As a Jewish surname it is also artificial and in some cases an altered form of the Yiddish cognate Royzenbarg. Swedish and Danish: ornamental name composed of the elements rosen- (combining form of ros ‘rose’) + berg ‘mountain hill’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rotenberg, Lowenberg, Rothenberg, Rodenberg, Eisenberg, Kronenberg

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Where is the Rosenberg family from?

You can see how Rosenberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rosenberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rosenberg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Rosenberg families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Rosenberg's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rosenberg families in 1840.
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What did your Rosenberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rosenberg. 17% of Rosenberg men worked as a Salesman and 8% of Rosenberg women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rosenberg were Manager and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 158,000 census records available for the last name Rosenberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rosenberg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 70,000 immigration records available for the last name Rosenberg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Rosenberg. For the veterans among your Rosenberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rosenberg lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rosenberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rosenberg in 1943 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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