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Walburg Surname Meaning

German: from an ancient Germanic female personal name composed of the elements wald ‘rule’ + burg ‘fortress’. Saint Walburga (died 779) was an English missionary who accompanied Saint 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 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Walburg family from?

You can see how Walburg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walburg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Walburg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Walburg family living in Warwickshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Walburg's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Walburg families in 1891.
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What did your Walburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Walburg. 30% of Walburg men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Walburg women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walburg were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerks
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 256 immigration records available for the last name Walburg. 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 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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What is the average Walburg lifespan?

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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