Hamburg Family History

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Hamburg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the great city and port at the mouth of the river Elbe, named with the Germanic elements ham ‘water meadow’ + burg ‘fortress’, ‘fortified town’.

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


Similar surnames: Homburg, Hamberg, Limburg, Shamburg, Walburg, Amberg, Bamberg

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Hamburg Family Origin

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Hamburg Family Occupations

What did your Hamburg ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Black Saddler

    14%
  • Boot Maker

    14%
  • Bootmaker

    14%
  • China Dealer

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hamburg family was China Dealer. Black Saddler, Boot Maker and Bootmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hamburg. The most common Hamburg occupation in the UK was Black Saddler. 14% of Hamburg's were Black Saddlers.

Source: Census data for Hamburg | Data not to scale

Hamburg Historical Records

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Hamburg Life Expectancy

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Famous Hamburg Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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