Bamberg Family History

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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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Bamberg Family Origin

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Bamberg Family Occupations

What did your Bamberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bamberg family was Musician. The most common Bamberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Bamberg's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bamberg.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Musician


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Bamberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bamberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bamberg 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 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 Card

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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Bamberg Life Expectancy

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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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