Osberg Family History

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Osberg Name Meaning

Norwegian and Swedish: topographic or ornamental name, from os ‘river mouth’ or ås ‘hill’, ‘ridge’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’. Probably a respelling of Swedish Åsberg, an ornamental name composed of the elements ås ‘ridge’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Ostberg, Oberg, Isberg, Rosberg, Enberg, Osbeck, Boberg, Vosberg

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Osberg Family Origin

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Osberg Family Occupations

What did your Osberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Osberg. A less common occupation for the Osberg family was Makes Signs. The most common Osberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Osberg's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Makes Signs


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

Osberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Osberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osberg 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Osberg. 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 792 military records available for the last name Osberg. For the veterans among your Osberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Osberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Osberg lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Osberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Osberg in 1955 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Osberg 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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