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Bamberg Family History

Bamberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Bamberg in Bavaria (formerly in Upper Franconia). Between 1007 and 1702 it was the capital of a powerful ecclesiastical state, and in the 15th century the bishops of Bamberg were raised to princely rank.

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


Similar surnames: Amberg, Hamberg, Samberg, Lamberg, Bamberger, Bamber, Lemberg

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Where is the Bamberg family from?

You can see how Bamberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bamberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bamberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Bamberg family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Bamberg's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bamberg families in 1911.
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What did your Bamberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bamberg. 29% of Bamberg men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Bamberg women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bamberg were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bamberg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Bamberg. For the veterans among your Bamberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bamberg lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bamberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Bamberg in 1953 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

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