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Amberg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several settlements called Amberg (literally ‘by the mountain’), including a city in Bavaria. It could also be a topographic name of identical etymology. Jewish (Ashkenazic): possibly from 1; alternatively, it may be a habitational name from the city of Hamburg (see Hamburger). Many varieties of Yiddish lack h and -burg is sometimes replaced by -berg in Jewish family names.

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


Similar surnames: Hamberg, Lamberg, Bamberg, Samberg, Ramberg, Lemberg, Berg, Amber

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Where is the Amberg family from?

You can see how Amberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Amberg families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Amberg families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Amberg's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Amberg families in 1911.
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What did your Amberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Amberg. 19% of Amberg men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Amberg women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amberg were Salesman and Clerk.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Amberg. For the veterans among your Amberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amberg lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Amberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Amberg in 1954 was 61, and 82 in 2004.

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