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Limburg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named the largest being in Hesse. Dutch (also Van Limburg): habitational name for someone from the province of Limburg or from several places so named like Limburg in the Belgian province of Liège or from Limbourg in Haut-Rhin France all named with the ancient Germanic elements lindo ‘lime tree’ or ‘dragon’ + burg ‘fortified place’.

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


Similar surnames: Limberg, Lemberg, Lamberg, Hamburg, Risberg, Homburg, Wilberg

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Where is the Limburg family from?

You can see how Limburg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Limburg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Limburg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Limburg family living in Connecticut. This was about 50% of all the recorded Limburg's in USA. Connecticut and 1 other state had the highest population of Limburg families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Limburg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Limburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Limburg. 39% of Limburg men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Limburg women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Limburg were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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
    39%
  • Farm Hand
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    37%
  • Bookkeeper
    28%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
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What Limburg family records will you find?

Census Records

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

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What is the average Limburg lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Limburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Limburg in 1960 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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