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Broberg Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements bro ‘bridge’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Boberg, Roberg, Froberg, Bromberg, Gronberg, Moberg, Rosberg, Sjoberg

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Where is the Broberg family from?

You can see how Broberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Broberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Broberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 51 Broberg families living in Minnesota. This was about 38% of all the recorded Broberg's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Broberg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Broberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Broberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Broberg. 21% of Broberg men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Broberg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Broberg were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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What Broberg family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Broberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broberg 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Broberg. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Broberg. For the veterans among your Broberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Broberg lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Broberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Broberg in 1955 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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