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Forsberg Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements fors ‘rapids waterfall’ + berg ‘mountain hill’. Compare Fosberg and Fosburg .

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


Similar surnames: Fosberg, Rosberg, Osberg, Norberg, Mossberg, Kornberg, Friberg

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Where is the Forsberg family from?

You can see how Forsberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forsberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Forsberg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 84 Forsberg families living in Minnesota. This was about 46% of all the recorded Forsberg's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Forsberg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forsberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forsberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Forsberg. 14% of Forsberg men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Forsberg women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forsberg were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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What Forsberg family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Forsberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forsberg 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Forsberg. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Forsberg. For the veterans among your Forsberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forsberg lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Forsberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Forsberg in 1943 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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