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Walberg Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the six or so farmsteads so named, from Old Norse valr ‘falcon’, varða ‘beacon’, ‘cairn’ or hváll ‘dome-shaped hill’, ‘rise’ + berg ‘mountain’. Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements vall ‘grassy bank’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. German: habitational name for someone from any of several places named Wallberg. German: variant of Wahlberg.

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


Similar surnames: Salberg, Wilberg, Kalberg, Selberg, Holberg, Kolberg, Wahlberg

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Where is the Walberg family from?

You can see how Walberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Walberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Walberg families living in Georgia. This was about 19% of all the recorded Walberg's in the USA. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of Walberg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Walberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Walberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Walberg. 22% of Walberg men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Walberg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walberg were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Walberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walberg 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 Walberg. 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 921 military records available for the last name Walberg. For the veterans among your Walberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walberg lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Walberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Walberg in 1957 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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