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Froberg Name Meaning

North German: habitational name for someone from Frohburg, Saxony (also recorded as Froberg, in the 16th century). North German: possibly from the female personal name Froburg (recorded in the 13th century in Hamburg). Danish (Frøberg): habitational name from a place called Frøbjerg. Anglicized form of Swedish Fröberga, habitational name from any of several places in Sweden of this name (either from frö ‘fertile’, ‘rich’, or from the name of the goddess Fröja), or possibly an ornamental name from the same elements.

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


Similar surnames: Roberg, Freberg, Friberg, Boberg, Grober, Hoberg, Broberg, Kronberg

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Where is the Froberg family from?

You can see how Froberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Froberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Froberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Froberg families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 19% of all the recorded Froberg's in the USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Froberg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Froberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Froberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Froberg. 21% of Froberg men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Froberg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Froberg were Painter and Saleslady.

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Painter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Nurse
    16%
  • Saleslady
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Froberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Froberg 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Froberg. 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 542 military records available for the last name Froberg. For the veterans among your Froberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Froberg lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Froberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Froberg in 1963 was 89, and 77 in 2004.

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