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Salberg Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from farmsteads in Trøndelag named Soðulberg in Old Norse, from soðul ‘saddle’ + berg ‘mountain’, with reference to the shape of the mountains. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of a short form of the personal name Salomon (see Solomon) + German Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Walberg, Selberg, Silberg, Sahlberg, Salzberg, Solberg, Kalberg

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Where is the Salberg family from?

You can see how Salberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Salberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Salberg families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Salberg's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Salberg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salberg. 36% of Salberg men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Salberg women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salberg were Carpenter and Housework.

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Salberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salberg 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Salberg. 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 670 military records available for the last name Salberg. For the veterans among your Salberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salberg lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Salberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Salberg in 1962 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

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