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Wilberg Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the six farmsteads near Oslo named Vilberg from an unexplained first element + berg ‘mountain hill’. German: habitational name from a place so named near Paderborn.

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

Similar surnames: Walberg, Silberg, Winberg, Milberg, Risberg, Gilberg, Helberg, Ulberg

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Where is the Wilberg family from?

You can see how Wilberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilberg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Wilberg families living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Wilberg's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Wilberg families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wilberg. 32% of Wilberg men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Wilberg women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilberg were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wilberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilberg 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 918 immigration records available for the last name Wilberg. 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 951 military records available for the last name Wilberg. For the veterans among your Wilberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilberg lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wilberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wilberg in 1963 was 69, and 56 in 2004.

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