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 ‘hill’, ‘mountain’. 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’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’. This surname is also found in Denmark and Sweden.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press