Holberg Family History
Holberg Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place so named now part of Wuppertal. German: topographic name from Middle High German hol ‘hollow cave’ + berg ‘mountain hill’. Norwegian: habitational name from farmsteads in the Trøndelag region and in Nordmøre named in Old Norse as Hólaberg probably from Old Norse hóll ‘round hill mound’ + berg ‘mountain hill’. Swedish: variant of Hollberg an ornamental name from placenames beginning with Hål(l)- or Hol- + berg ‘mountain hill’ hence a variant or a cognate of Hållberg (see Hallberg ). In North America this surname is also an altered form of Hållberg.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022