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Wahlberg Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German wal ‘field meadow’ + berg ‘mountain hill’. This surname is also found in Denmark. Norwegian and Swedish: variant of Walberg .

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


Similar surnames: Walberg, Sahlberg, Dahlberg, Wohlberg, Ahlberg, Wallberg, Mahlberg

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Where is the Wahlberg family from?

You can see how Wahlberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wahlberg family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Wahlberg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Wahlberg families living in Wisconsin. This was about 41% of all the recorded Wahlberg's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Wahlberg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wahlberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wahlberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wahlberg. 13% of Wahlberg men worked as a Carpenter and 20% of Wahlberg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wahlberg were Machinist 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

  • Carpenter
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wahlberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wahlberg 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Wahlberg. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wahlberg. For the veterans among your Wahlberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wahlberg lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wahlberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wahlberg in 1963 was 70, and 79 in 2004.

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