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Risberg Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of German Rissberg, a habitational name from a place so named near Helmstedt, Lower Saxony, or from Risiberg in Württemberg. Scandinavian: habitational name from a farmstead or any of several other places named with ris ‘brushwood’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’.

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


Similar surnames: Riesberg, Roberg, Isberg, Friberg, Ramberg, Silberg, Rosberg, Wilberg

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Where is the Risberg family from?

You can see how Risberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Risberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Risberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Risberg families living in Minnesota. This was about 53% of all the recorded Risberg's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Risberg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Risberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Risberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Risberg. 18% of Risberg men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Risberg women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Risberg were Foreman and Cook.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Foreman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    22%
  • None
    9%
  • Typist
    9%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Risberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risberg 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 Risberg. 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 462 military records available for the last name Risberg. For the veterans among your Risberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Risberg lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Risberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Risberg in 1943 was 66, and 68 in 2004.

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