Forsberg Family History

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Forsberg Name Meaning

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

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


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

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Forsberg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Forsberg name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Forsberg. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    31%

  • Sweden

    19%

  • Norway

    15%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

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Forsberg Family Origin

Where is the Forsberg family from?

Forsberg Family Occupations

What did your Forsberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Clergyman and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forsberg. A less common occupation for the Forsberg family was Laborer. The most common Forsberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Forsberg's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Clergyman

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Forsberg ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Forsberg Historical Records

What Forsberg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Forsberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forsbergcensus 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 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 Card

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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Forsberg Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forsberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forsberg 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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