Holberg Family History

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Holberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place so named, now part of Wuppertal. German: topographic name from Middle High German hol ‘hollow’, ‘cave’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’. Norwegian: habitational name from farmsteads in the Trøndelag region and in Nordmøre, named in Old Norse as Hólaberg, probably from Old Norse hóll ‘round hill’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’. This surname is also found in Denmark and Sweden.

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

Similar surnames: Helberg, Kolberg, Solberg, Homberg, Silberg, Roberg, Melberg

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Holberg Family Origin

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Holberg Family Occupations

What did your Holberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Chauffer gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Holberg. 15% of Holberg men worked as a Chauffer gardener and 43% of Holberg women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holberg were Labourer Road Work and Shop Assistant Grocery

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Chauffer gardener
  • Finished Dryer wool
  • Iron Moulder
  • Labourer Road Work

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • House Keeper Unpaid
  • House Wife
  • Shop Assistant Grocery

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Holberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Holberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holberg 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Holberg. 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 801 military records available for the last name Holberg. For the veterans among your Holberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Holberg lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Holberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Holberg in 1962 was 71, and 81 in 2004.

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