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Kolberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Kolberg in Pomerania or from any of various places formerly named Kohlberg or Colberg (now Kolberg). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kohlenberg or Goldberg . Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads in eastern Norway so named from kol ‘charcoal’ + berg ‘mountain hill’ often denoting a black color or charcoal burning. Swedish: ornamental name from the same elements as in the Norwegian name in 3 above.

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


Similar surnames: Solberg, Holberg, Helberg, Kalberg, Walberg, Boberg, Silberg

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Where is the Kolberg family from?

You can see how Kolberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kolberg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Kolberg families living in Quebec. This was about 58% of all the recorded Kolberg's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Kolberg families in 1911.
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What did your Kolberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kolberg. 100% of Kolberg 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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kolberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolberg 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kolberg. 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 Kolberg. For the veterans among your Kolberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolberg lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kolberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kolberg in 1951 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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