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Melberg Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farm name in southwestern Norway, originally Meðalberg in Old Norse, from meðal ‘middle’ + berg ‘rock’, ‘hill’, ‘cliff’. Swedish: possibly an ornamental name with the same etymology as 1, or from an unexplained first element (perhaps a place name element) + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Selberg, Milberg, Helberg, Malberg, Seaberg, Mehlberg, Holberg

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Where is the Melberg family from?

You can see how Melberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melberg family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Melberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Melberg families living in Michigan. This was about 38% of all the recorded Melberg's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Melberg families in 1880.
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What did your Melberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Melberg. 32% of Melberg men worked as a Farmer and 72% of Melberg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melberg were Manager and Gen Office Work.

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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
    32%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    72%
  • Gen Office Work
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Melberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melberg 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 454 immigration records available for the last name Melberg. 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 480 military records available for the last name Melberg. For the veterans among your Melberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Melberg lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Melberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Melberg in 1950 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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