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Forberg Name Meaning

Scandinavian: unexplained. German: topographic and habitational name from either of two places called Vorberg or from Vorberg-Heide in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. According to one opinion the original form is Vorwerk and denotes the operating farm (barns and stables) in front (‘vor’) of a manor house in a parklike setting.

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

Similar surnames: Fosberg, Froberg, Homberg, Friberg, Kolberg, Loberg, Hoberg, Romberg

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Forberg Family Origin

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Forberg Family Occupations

What did your Forberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Forberg occupation in the USA was Barber. 20% of Forberg's were Barbers. Barber, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forberg. A less common occupation for the Forberg family was Laborer.

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  • Barber

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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Forberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Forberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forberg 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 829 immigration records available for the last name Forberg. 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 439 military records available for the last name Forberg. For the veterans among your Forberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Forberg lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Forberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Forberg in 1951 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forberg 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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