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Roberg Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Vestfold, named with Old Norse rugr ‘rye’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’. Swedish: ornamental adoption of 1. German: perhaps a habitational name for someone from a place named Rodenberg, of which there are several examples in Saxony and Rhineland.

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


Similar surnames: Boberg, Loberg, Froberg, Oberg, Rodberg, Risberg, Rosberg, Moberg

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Where is the Roberg family from?

You can see how Roberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Roberg family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Roberg's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Roberg families in 1840.
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What did your Roberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Roberg. 27% of Roberg men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Roberg women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roberg were Painter and New Worker.

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Painter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Roberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roberg 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Roberg. 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 763 military records available for the last name Roberg. For the veterans among your Roberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roberg lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Roberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Roberg in 1946 was 53, and 71 in 2004.

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