Falkenberg Family History

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Falkenberg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places, especially in eastern Germany and Bavaria, named from Old High German falk ‘falcon’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’; such place names are often associated with the presence of a castle, as falconry was a privilege of the nobility. Scandinavian: habitational name or ornamental name from falk ‘falcon’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of the German elements Falke(n) ‘falcon’ + Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Frankenberg, Kallenberg, Wallenberg, Wattenberg, Blumenberg

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Falkenberg Family Origin

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Falkenberg Family Occupations

What did your Falkenberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Falkenberg occupation in the UK was Agent In Timber & Iron. 50% of Falkenberg's were Agent In Timber & Irons. Agent In Timber & Iron and Colonial Produce Merch were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Falkenberg.

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  • Agent In Timber & Iron

  • Colonial Produce Merch


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

Falkenberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Falkenberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Falkenberg 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Falkenberg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Falkenberg. For the veterans among your Falkenberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Falkenberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Falkenberg lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Falkenberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Falkenberg in 1956 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Falkenberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Falkenberg 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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