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Silberg Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name from the place-name element sil ‘stretch of smooth water’ + berg ‘mountain’. Danish: habitational name from a place named Silberg. German: habitational name from a place so named in Hesse, or possibly a variant of Silberberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Silber, the last syllable being replaced with German Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Selberg, Milberg, Salberg, Wilberg, Solberg, Holberg, Walberg, Silber

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Where is the Silberg family from?

You can see how Silberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Silberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Silberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Silberg families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Silberg's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Silberg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Silberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Silberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Silberg. 30% of Silberg men worked as a Salesman and 40% of Silberg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Silberg were Musician and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Salesman
    30%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Musician
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    40%
  • Nurse
    20%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Silberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silberg 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 Silberg. 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 289 military records available for the last name Silberg. For the veterans among your Silberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Silberg lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Silberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Silberg in 1952 was 45, and 86 in 2004.

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