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Ryberg Family History

Ryberg Name Meaning

Danish: habitational name from Rybjerg, a place name originallyndenoting a hill with young trees growing on it. The name is also foundnin Sweden. OV

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


Similar surnames: Roberg, Rydberg, Nyberg, Froberg, Boberg, Ruberg, Berg, Nyborg

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Where is the Ryberg family from?

You can see how Ryberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ryberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Ryberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Ryberg families living in Illinois. This was about 23% of all the recorded Ryberg's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Ryberg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ryberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ryberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ryberg. 19% of Ryberg men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Ryberg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ryberg were Machinist and Secretary.

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Nurse
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ryberg. 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 841 military records available for the last name Ryberg. For the veterans among your Ryberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ryberg lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ryberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ryberg in 1952 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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