Massenburg Family History

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Massenburg Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. This name is recorded in VA in the early 18th century. It may be an altered form of English Massingberd, the etymology of which is likewise uncertain. Reaney suggests Old Norse messing ‘brass’, ‘brazen’ + berd ‘beard’, but the early citations are from Sussex and Surrey, which were not areas of Norse settlement.

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


Similar surnames: Essenburg, Messenger, Marshburn, Altenburg, Russelburg, Kisselburg

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Massenburg Family Origin

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Massenburg Family Occupations

What did your Massenburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Massenburg. 29% of Massenburg men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Massenburg women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Massenburg were Farming and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%
  • Farming
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Domestic
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Massenburg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Massenburg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Massenburg 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 108 immigration records available for the last name Massenburg. 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 905 military records available for the last name Massenburg. For the veterans among your Massenburg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Massenburg Life Expectancy

What is the average Massenburg lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Massenburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Massenburg in 1954 was 35, and 67 in 2004.

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