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Gilberg Family History

Gilberg Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained. Danish: habitational name from any of several places named Gjelbjerg. German: from a Germanic personal name based on a cognate of modern gelten originally ‘to sacrifice’, then ‘to recompense’, ‘to retaliate’.

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

Similar surnames: Milberg, Silberg, Gilbert, Wilberg, Helberg, Kilberg, Golberg

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Where is the Gilberg family from?

You can see how Gilberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gilberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Gilberg families living in Ohio. This was about 31% of all the recorded Gilberg's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gilberg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gilberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gilberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gilberg. 18% of Gilberg men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Gilberg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilberg were Proprietor 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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gilberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilberg 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilberg. 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 654 military records available for the last name Gilberg. For the veterans among your Gilberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gilberg lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gilberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gilberg in 1960 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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