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Tanberg Family History

Tanberg Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the six farmsteads in eastern Norway named from Old Norse thorn ‘thorn bush’ + berg ‘mountain hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Tranberg, Walberg, Ramberg, Salberg, Enberg, Sandberg, Granberg

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Where is the Tanberg family from?

You can see how Tanberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tanberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Tanberg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Tanberg families living in Glamorgan. This was 100% of all the recorded Tanberg's in United Kingdom. Glamorgan had the highest population of Tanberg families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tanberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tanberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tanberg. 54% of Tanberg men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Tanberg women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tanberg were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
    54%
  • Laborer
    31%
  • Salesman
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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What Tanberg family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Tanberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tanberg 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 228 immigration records available for the last name Tanberg. 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 217 military records available for the last name Tanberg. For the veterans among your Tanberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tanberg lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Tanberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Tanberg in 1955 was 61, and 93 in 2004.

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