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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


Similar surnames: Osterberg, Heiberg, Lichtenberg, Winterberg, Westerberg, Schoenberg

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Where is the Achterberg family from?

You can see how Achterberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Achterberg family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Achterberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Achterberg families living in Wisconsin. This was about 35% of all the recorded Achterberg's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Achterberg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Achterberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Achterberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Achterberg. 41% of Achterberg men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Achterberg women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Achterberg were Carpenter and Saleslady.

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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
    41%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Saleslady
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Achterberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Achterberg 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 466 immigration records available for the last name Achterberg. 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 580 military records available for the last name Achterberg. For the veterans among your Achterberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Achterberg lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Achterberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Achterberg in 1943 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

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