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Frankenberg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place in northern Hesse named as ‘fort (Old High German burg) of the Franks’. Situated on the border with the Saxons Frankenberg was founded c. 1230. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from this place or an artificial name from German Franken + Berg ‘mountain hill mountain’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Falkenberg, Freudenberg, Kronenberg, Friedberg, Langenberg

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Where is the Frankenberg family from?

You can see how Frankenberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frankenberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Frankenberg families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 7 Frankenberg families living in London. This was about 88% of all the recorded Frankenberg's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Frankenberg families in 1891.
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What did your Frankenberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Frankenberg. 14% of Frankenberg men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Frankenberg women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Frankenberg were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Frankenberg. For the veterans among your Frankenberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Frankenberg lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Frankenberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Frankenberg in 1955 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

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