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Goldberg Family History

Goldberg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places named Goldberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, a compound of German Gold ‘gold’ + Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, or occasionally a habitational name of the same origin as 1.

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


Similar surnames: Kolberg, Feldberg, Holberg, Goldbeck, Solberg, Golberg, Grunberg

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Where is the Goldberg family from?

You can see how Goldberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goldberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goldberg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Goldberg family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Goldberg's in USA. New York had the highest population of Goldberg families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goldberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goldberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Goldberg. 18% of Goldberg men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Goldberg women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goldberg were Manager and Clerk. .

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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
    18%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 210,000 census records available for the last name Goldberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goldberg 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 82,000 immigration records available for the last name Goldberg. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Goldberg. For the veterans among your Goldberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goldberg lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Goldberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Goldberg in 1942 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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