Goldberg Family History

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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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Goldberg Family Origin

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Goldberg Family Occupations

What did your Goldberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Tailor, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goldberg. The most common Goldberg occupation in the USA was Tailor. 13% of Goldberg's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Goldberg family was Merchant.

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  • Tailor

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Goldberg ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Goldberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Goldberg Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goldberg ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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