Explore the Family Name Weinberg

The meaning of Weinberg

1. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place called Weinberg or Weinberge, of which there are numerous examples, especially in Austria and Bavaria. 2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Wein ‘wine’ + Berg ‘mountain, hill’. Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Hyman, Chaim, Yehuda, Yetta, Avi, Ben-Zion, Meyer, Moshe, Rivka, Shaya.

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

Based on the Decennial U.S. Census data, the surname Weinberg experienced a slight dip in popularity between 2000 and 2010. In the year 2000, Weinberg ranked at 3303 and by 2010, it had dropped to rank 3612, indicating a 9.36% decrease in rank. The total count of people with this surname also decreased slightly from 9958 in 2000 to 9825 in 2010, showing a 1.34% drop. Consequently, the proportion of people named Weinberg per 100,000 people declined by 9.76%.

Proportion per 100k3.693.33-9.76%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Weinberg

The ethnic identity of individuals with the surname Weinberg also showed some shifts between 2000 and 2010, as represented in the Decennial U.S. Census data. In 2000, the vast majority (96.58%) identified as White, which slightly decreased to 95.41% in 2010. There was an increase in the percentage of Weinbergs identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Black, and American Indian and Alaskan Native over the decade. The number of Weinbergs identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander grew by 39.29%, while those identifying as Hispanic and Black increased by 64.12% and 64.52% respectively. Lastly, there was a small increase of 14.29% in the number of Weinbergs identifying as American Indian and Alaskan Native. However, the number of Weinbergs identifying with two or more races decreased by 8.55%.

Two or More Races1.17%1.07%-8.55%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.56%0.78%39.29%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.07%0.08%14.29%

Weinberg 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 Weinberg is Ashkenazi Jewish, which comprises 58.3% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are British & Irish (16.1%) and French & German (10.5%). Additional ancestries include Eastern European, Italian, Scandinavian, Spanish & Portuguese, and Iranian, Caucasian & Mesopotamian.

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Ashkenazi Jewish58.3%
British & Irish16.1%
French & German10.5%

Possible origins of the surname Weinberg

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 Weinberg have recent ancestry locations in United Kingdom and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Merseyside, United Kingdom40.00%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom40.00%
Greater London, United Kingdom40.00%
Glasgow City, United Kingdom39.70%
West Midlands, United Kingdom39.30%

What Weinberg 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 Weinberg is Q-Y2197, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup Q-Y2197 is descended from haplogroup Q-M242. Other common haplogroups include J-CTS5368 and E-M5021, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Schwartz, Rubin, Weiss, Friedman, Goldman, Grossman, Rosenberg, Singer, Berman, Stein.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Weinberg surname are: H1, H, K1a1b1a. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

weinbergPaternal Haplogroup Origins Q-M242
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Your paternal lineage may be linked to the Marsh Arabs

One of the populations associated with haplogroup Q1b1 is the Marsh Arab population in the southern part of Mesopotamia. For thousands of years, this region has been a wetland due to its position between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern-day Iraq. Mesopotamia has had human occupants since shortly after they first migrated from Africa 60,000-80,000 years ago. The current inhabitants of Mesopotamia, the Marsh Arabs, have strong ties to the ancient Sumer, one of the world's first civilizations. Like their ancient forebears, Marsh Arab culture includes architecture based on arched reed buildings, subsistence strategies from grazing water buffalo, trapping birds, and spearing fish to cultivating rice, and the use of skinny boats called "Tarada" for transportation.

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 Weinberg 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.

"Weinberg" Surname 37.5%

23andMe Users 41.3%




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

"Weinberg" Surname 16.7%

23andMe Users 27.9%



Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Weinberg" Surname 15.3%

23andMe Users 21.1%




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

"Weinberg" Surname 17.1%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Weinberg?

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 Weinberg 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

Ashkenazi Jewish 57.0%

23andMe Users 57.2%