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Kolberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Kolberg in Pomerania, or from various places formerly named Kohlberg or Colberg and now spelled Kolberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kohlenberg or Goldberg. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads in eastern Norway, so named from kol ‘charcoal’ + berg ‘mountain’. Swedish: ornamental name from the same elements as in the Norwegian name.

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


Similar surnames: Solberg, Holberg, Helberg, Kalberg, Walberg, Boberg, Silberg

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Kolberg Family Origin

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Kolberg Family Occupations

What did your Kolberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kolberg family was Carpenter. The most common Kolberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Kolberg's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kolberg.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Cabinet Maker

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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

Kolberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kolberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolberg 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kolberg. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kolberg. For the veterans among your Kolberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kolberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Kolberg lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kolberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kolberg in 1951 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kolberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kolberg 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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