Frankenberg Family History

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Frankenberg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place in northern Hesse named as ‘fort (Old High German burg) of the Franks’. Situated on the border with the Saxons, Frankenberg was founded c. 1230. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from this place or an ornamental name from German Franken + Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, ‘mountain’.

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

Similar surnames: Falkenberg, Freudenberg, Kronenberg, Friedberg, Langenberg

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Frankenberg Family Origin

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Frankenberg Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Frankenberg occupation in the UK was Glass Merchant. 100% of Frankenberg's were Glass Merchants.

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  • Glass Merchant


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Frankenberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Frankenberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frankenberg 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 Frankenberg. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Frankenberg. For the veterans among your Frankenberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Frankenberg Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Frankenberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Frankenberg in 1955 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

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