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Selberg Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia and one, now lost, in Pomerania. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead, probably so named from Old Norse selja ‘willow’ + berg ‘mountain’. Swedish: ornamental name composed of the place name element sel ‘stretch of smooth water’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Silberg, Salberg, Melberg, Solberg, Helberg, Seaberg, Walberg

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Where is the Selberg family from?

You can see how Selberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Selberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Selberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Selberg families living in Iowa. This was about 35% of all the recorded Selberg's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Selberg families in 1880.
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What did your Selberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Selberg. 26% of Selberg men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Selberg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Selberg 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
    26%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Housework
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Selberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selberg 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 Selberg. 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 752 military records available for the last name Selberg. For the veterans among your Selberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Selberg lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Selberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Selberg in 1964 was 77, and 93 in 2004.

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