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Osberg Surname Meaning

Norwegian and Swedish: topographic or ornamental name from os ‘river mouth’ or ås ‘hill ridge’ + berg ‘mountain hill’. Probably an altered form of Swedish Åsberg an ornamental name composed of the elements ås ‘ridge’ + berg ‘mountain hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Ostberg, Oberg, Isberg, Rosberg, Enberg, Osbeck, Boberg, Vosberg

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Where is the Osberg family from?

You can see how Osberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Osberg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Osberg families living in Cornwall. This was 100% of all the recorded Osberg's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Osberg families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Osberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Osberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Marine Engine Fitter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Osberg. 100% of Osberg men worked as a Marine Engine Fitter and 100% of Osberg 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Marine Engine Fitter
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Osberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osberg 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Osberg. 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 792 military records available for the last name Osberg. For the veterans among your Osberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osberg lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Osberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Osberg in 1955 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

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