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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


Similar surnames: Helberg, Kolberg, Solberg, Homberg, Silberg, Roberg, Melberg

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Where is the Holberg family from?

You can see how Holberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Holberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 41 Holberg families living in Minnesota. This was about 37% of all the recorded Holberg's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Holberg families in 1880.
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What did your Holberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holberg. 17% of Holberg men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Holberg women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holberg were Machinist and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Manager
    9%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    24%
  • Dressmaker
    24%
  • Operator
    24%
  • Maid
    16%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Holberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holberg 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Holberg. 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 801 military records available for the last name Holberg. For the veterans among your Holberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holberg lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Holberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Holberg in 1962 was 71, and 81 in 2004.

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