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Walburg Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic female personal name composed of the elements wald ‘rule’ + burg ‘fortress’. St. Walburga (died 779) was an English missionary who accompanied St. Boniface on his mission to Germany, and became abbess of Heidenheim. Her cult became very popular in northern Germany in the early Middle Ages, with consequent effects on the frequency of the personal name. Her bodily remains were later transferred to Eichstätt, according to legend on 1 May, which thus came to be known as Walpurgisnacht. This is also the date of an extremely ancient pagan fertility festival, welcoming the return of summer, and associated with witchcraft and revelry.

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

Similar surnames: Walberg, Wilbert, Hamburg, Salberg, Washburn, Talbert, Malburg

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Walburg Family Origin

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Walburg Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Walburg. 11% of Walburg men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Walburg women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walburg were Carpenter and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerks
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Walburg Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 256 immigration records available for the last name Walburg. 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 Card

There are 416 military records available for the last name Walburg. For the veterans among your Walburg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walburg Life Expectancy

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Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Walburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Walburg in 1965 was 67, and 83 in 2004.

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