Fosberg Family History

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Fosberg Name Meaning

Swedish: unexplained. Norwegian: habitational name from a farm named Fossberg, from Old Norse fors ‘waterfall’ + berg ‘mountain’.

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

Similar surnames: Forsberg, Osberg, Freberg, Boberg, Roberg, Rosberg, Holberg, Loberg

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Fosberg Family Origin

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Fosberg Family Occupations

What did your Fosberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fosberg family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Baker and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fosberg. The most common Fosberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Fosberg's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Black Smith

  • Blacksmith


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Fosberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Fosberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fosberg 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 845 immigration records available for the last name Fosberg. 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 497 military records available for the last name Fosberg. For the veterans among your Fosberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fosberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Fosberg lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Fosberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Fosberg in 1956 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

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