Sandberg Family History

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Sandberg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various minor places so called, named with Middle High German sand ‘sand’ + berc ‘mountain’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads named with sand ‘sand’ + berg ‘mountain’. Scandinavian and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of sand ‘sand’ + berg ‘mountain’.

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

Similar surnames: Salzberg, Salberg, Landsberg, Langberg, Sahlberg, Kindberg, Sander

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Sandberg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sandberg name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Sandberg Family Origin

Where is the Sandberg family from?

Sandberg Family Occupations

What did your Sandberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sandberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Sandberg's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sandberg. A less common occupation for the Sandberg family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Sandberg Historical Records

What Sandberg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Sandberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sandberg 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Sandberg. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Sandberg. For the veterans among your Sandberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sandberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Sandberg lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sandberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Sandberg in 1943 was 70, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sandberg 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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