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Oberg Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Swedish Åberg (see Aberg ) and of the Norwegian and Danish cognate Aaberg . Swedish (Öberg): ornamental name composed of ö ‘island’ + berg ‘mountain hill’. This surname is also found in Norway and Denmark where it is spelled Øberg. German: habitational name from Oberg near Peine in Lower Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Boberg, Roberg, Osberg, Berg, Loberg, Moberg, Ostberg, Ober, Enberg

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Where is the Oberg family from?

You can see how Oberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Oberg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Oberg families living in Yorkshire. This was about 36% of all the recorded Oberg's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Oberg families in 1891.
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What did your Oberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Oberg. 100% of Oberg women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Oberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oberg 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Oberg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Oberg. For the veterans among your Oberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oberg lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Oberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Oberg in 1943 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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