Hamburg Family History

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Hamburg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the great city and port at the mouth of the river Elbe, named with the Germanic elements ham ‘water meadow’ + burg ‘fortress’, ‘fortified town’.

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

Similar surnames: Homburg, Hamberg, Limburg, Shamburg, Walburg, Amberg, Bamberg

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Hamburg Family Origin

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Hamburg Family Occupations

What did your Hamburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hamburg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Hamburg's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hamburg family was Black Smith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hamburg.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Black Smith


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

Hamburg Historical Records

What Hamburg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hamburg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamburg 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hamburg. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Hamburg. For the veterans among your Hamburg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hamburg Life Expectancy

What is the average Hamburg lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hamburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hamburg in 1945 was 49, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hamburg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hamburg 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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