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Amberg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several settlements called Amberg (literally ‘by the mountain’), including a city in Bavaria. It could also be a topographic name of identical etymology. Jewish (Ashkenazic): possibly from 1; alternatively, it may be a habitational name from the city of Hamburg (see Hamburger). Many varieties of Yiddish lack h and -burg is sometimes replaced by -berg in Jewish family names.

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


Similar surnames: Hamberg, Lamberg, Bamberg, Samberg, Ramberg, Lemberg, Berg, Amber

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Amberg Family Origin

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Amberg Family Occupations

What did your Amberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Amberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Amberg's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amberg. A less common occupation for the Amberg family was Gardener.

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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Barber

    4%
  • Gardener

    4%

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Amberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Amberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amberg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Amberg. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Amberg. For the veterans among your Amberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Amberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Amberg lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Amberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Amberg in 1954 was 61, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Amberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Amberg ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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