Explore the Family Name Lindberg

The meaning of Lindberg

1. Swedish: ornamental name composed of lind ‘lime tree’ + berg ‘mountain, hill’. Compare Linberg. 2. Danish, Norwegian, and South German: habitational name from any of several places called Lind(e)berg, with the same meaning as 1 above. Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Algot, Anders, Alvar, Bertel, Britt, Gunner, Hilma, Hjalmer, Knute, Lars, Lennart.

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How common is the last name Lindberg in the United States?

Based on the Decennial U.S. Census data, the popularity of the surname Lindberg saw a slight decline between 2000 and 2010. In 2000, Lindberg ranked as the 3225th most popular surname, but by 2010 it had slipped to 3516th, representing a decrease of approximately 9.02%. The number of individuals bearing the Lindberg surname also dipped slightly over this period, with the count dropping from 10,163 in 2000 to 10,149 in 2010, a negligible reduction of just 0.14%. The proportion per 100k also declined by around 8.75%.

Proportion per 100k3.773.44-8.75%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Lindberg

Looking at the ethnic identity of those carrying the Lindberg name, the Decennial U.S. Census data reveals some shifts between 2000 and 2010. The majority of Lindbergs identified as White, although their proportion decreased slightly from 96.44% to 94.84%. Meanwhile, all other ethnicities showed an increase. Those identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander went from 0.69% to 0.92%, while the proportion of people identifying as two or more races increased from 1.22% to 1.57%. Hispanic Lindbergs grew from 1.12% to 1.85%, and Black Lindbergs also saw a rise from 0.17% to 0.30%. Lastly, the percentage of American Indian and Alaskan Native Lindbergs rose from 0.36% to 0.53%.

Two or More Races1.22%1.57%28.69%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.69%0.92%33.33%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.36%0.53%47.22%

Lindberg ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Lindberg is British & Irish, which comprises 30.2% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are Scandinavian (27.7%) and French & German (22.3%). Additional ancestries include Eastern European, Italian, Finnish, Spanish & Portuguese, and Ashkenazi Jewish.

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British & Irish30.2%
French & German22.3%

Possible origins of the surname Lindberg

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Lindberg have recent ancestry locations in United Kingdom and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Greater London, United Kingdom72.70%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom72.70%
Merseyside, United Kingdom72.40%
Glasgow City, United Kingdom72.10%
West Midlands, United Kingdom72.10%

What Lindberg haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Lindberg is R-CTS241, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-CTS241 is descended from haplogroup R-M343. Other common haplogroups include I-Z58 and I-P109, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Monson, Gustafson, Swenson, Sandberg, Sorenson, Lund, Jorgensen, Swanson, Madsen, Iverson.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Lindberg surname are: H1, T2b, H. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

lindbergPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M343

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Lindberg have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.



Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Lindberg" Surname 44.0%

23andMe Users 41.3%




When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Lindberg" Surname 24.0%

23andMe Users 27.9%



Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Lindberg" Surname 22.4%

23andMe Users 21.1%




A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Lindberg" Surname 16.5%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Lindberg?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Lindberg are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

British & Irish 62.1%

23andMe Users 57.2%