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Solberg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from the common place name So(h)lberg. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads (especially in southeastern Norway) named Solberg, from sol ‘sun’ + berg ‘mountain’. Swedish: ornamental name composed of the same elements as 2.

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


Similar surnames: Kolberg, Selberg, Salberg, Holberg, Silberg, Boberg, Walberg, Kalberg

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Where is the Solberg family from?

You can see how Solberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Solberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Solberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Solberg family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Solberg's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Solberg families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Solberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Solberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Solberg. 26% of Solberg men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Solberg women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Solberg were Salesman 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
    13%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housework
    8%
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What Solberg family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Solberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Solberg 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Solberg. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Solberg. For the veterans among your Solberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Solberg lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Solberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Solberg in 1942 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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