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Friberg Name Meaning

Scandinavian: either an ornamental name composed of fri ‘free’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ or a habitational name from a place so named. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Freiberg.

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


Similar surnames: Freiberg, Froberg, Freberg, Heiberg, Risberg, Friedberg, Roberg

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Where is the Friberg family from?

You can see how Friberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Friberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Friberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 36 Friberg families living in Iowa. This was about 40% of all the recorded Friberg's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Friberg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Friberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Friberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Friberg. 11% of Friberg men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Friberg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Friberg were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
    11%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Typist
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Friberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Friberg 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Friberg. 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 Friberg. For the veterans among your Friberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Friberg lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Friberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Friberg in 1952 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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