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Holberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place so named now part of Wuppertal. German: topographic name from Middle High German hol ‘hollow cave’ + berg ‘mountain hill’. Norwegian: habitational name from farmsteads in the Trøndelag region and in Nordmøre named in Old Norse as Hólaberg probably from Old Norse hóll ‘round hill mound’ + berg ‘mountain hill’. Swedish: variant of Hollberg an ornamental name from placenames beginning with Hål(l)- or Hol- + berg ‘mountain hill’ hence a variant or a cognate of Hållberg (see Hallberg ). In North America this surname is also an altered form of Hållberg.

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

Similar surnames: Helberg, Kolberg, Solberg, Homberg, Silberg, Roberg, Melberg

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Where is the Holberg family from?

You can see how Holberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Holberg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Holberg family living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Holberg's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Holberg families in 1911.
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What did your Holberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holberg. 17% of Holberg men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Holberg women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holberg were Machinist and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Dressmaker
  • Operator
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 801 military records available for the last name Holberg. For the veterans among your Holberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holberg lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Holberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Holberg in 1962 was 71, and 81 in 2004.

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