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Homburg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the places in Hesse and Saarland called Homburg from the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of Old High German hōh ‘high’ + burg ‘fortress fortified town’.

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


Similar surnames: Homberg, Hamburg, Holberg, Limburg, Hamberg, Schomburg, Hoberg

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Where is the Homburg family from?

You can see how Homburg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Homburg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Homburg families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 36 Homburg families living in Indiana. This was about 36% of all the recorded Homburg's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Homburg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Homburg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Homburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Telephone Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Homburg. 51% of Homburg men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Homburg women worked as a Telephone Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Homburg were Carpenter and Secretary. .

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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

  • Farmer
    51%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Telephone Operator
    30%
  • Bookkeeper
    30%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Secretary
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Homburg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Homburg 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 935 immigration records available for the last name Homburg. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Homburg. For the veterans among your Homburg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Homburg lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Homburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Homburg in 1941 was 34, and 88 in 2004.

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