Rosenberg Family History

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Rosenberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of numerous places so named (‘rose mountain’). Swedish, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of the elements ros(e) ‘rose’ + the affix -en (taken from German) + berg ‘mountain’.

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

Similar surnames: Rotenberg, Lowenberg, Rothenberg, Rodenberg, Eisenberg, Kronenberg

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Rosenberg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rosenberg name?

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

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Rosenberg Family Origin

Where is the Rosenberg family from?

Rosenberg Family Occupations

What did your Rosenberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rosenberg occupation in the USA was Tailor. 9% of Rosenberg's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Rosenberg family was Laborer. Tailor, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rosenberg.

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  • Tailor

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Rosenberg Historical Records

What Rosenberg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 158,000 census records available for the last name Rosenberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rosenberg 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 70,000 immigration records available for the last name Rosenberg. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Rosenberg. For the veterans among your Rosenberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rosenberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Rosenberg lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rosenberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rosenberg in 1943 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rosenberg 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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