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Ginsburg Surname Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Günzburg in Swabia which derives its name from the river Günz (in early Latin records Guntia probably of Celtic origin) + Old High German burg ‘fortress walled town’. Compare Ginsberg and Ginzburg .

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

Similar surnames: Homburg, Kindberg, Sainsbury, Gilberg, Ginzburg, Ginsberg, Goldberg

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Where is the Ginsburg family from?

You can see how Ginsburg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ginsburg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ginsburg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Ginsburg families living in Manitoba. This was about 57% of all the recorded Ginsburg's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Ginsburg families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ginsburg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ginsburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Ginsburg. 43% of Ginsburg men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Dealer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Ginsburg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ginsburg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Ginsburg. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ginsburg. For the veterans among your Ginsburg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ginsburg lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ginsburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ginsburg in 1945 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

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