Oberg Family History

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Oberg Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Åberg (see Aberg). Swedish (Öberg): ornamental name composed of ö ‘island’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. German: habitational name from Oberg near Peine in Lower Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Boberg, Roberg, Osberg, Berg, Loberg, Moberg, Ostberg, Ober, Enberg

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Oberg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Oberg name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Oberg. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Norway


  • Germanic Europe


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Oberg Family Origin

Where is the Oberg family from?

Oberg Family Occupations

What did your Oberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oberg family was Sailor. The most common Oberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Oberg's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oberg.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Sailor


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

Oberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Oberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oberg 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Oberg. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Oberg. For the veterans among your Oberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Oberg lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Oberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Oberg in 1943 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oberg 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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