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Hamberg Family History

Hamberg Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of several places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hamburg.

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


Similar surnames: Amberg, Samberg, Halberg, Lamberg, Hamburg, Hamberger, Bamberg

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Where is the Hamberg family from?

You can see how Hamberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hamberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Hamberg families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Hamberg's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hamberg families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hamberg. 18% of Hamberg men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Hamberg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hamberg were Salesman and Waitress.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
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What Hamberg family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hamberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamberg 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hamberg. 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 837 military records available for the last name Hamberg. For the veterans among your Hamberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamberg lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hamberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Hamberg in 1954 was 36, and 86 in 2004.

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