Explore the Family Name Weisberg

The meaning of Weisberg

1. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Weissberg. 2. Americanized form of German Weissberg, and a very rare German variant of this surname. Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Chaim, Hyman, Meyer, Rina, Shlomo, Ahron, Ari, Avi, Avram, Chana, Devorah, Dov.

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

Based on the Decennial U.S. Census data, the popularity of the surname Weisberg has seen a slight decline over the years. In 2000, Weisberg ranked at 10119 in terms of popularity with a count of 2931. However, by 2010 its rank had dropped to 11054, signifying a decrease of 9.24%. Accordingly, the count of individuals bearing this surname also reduced by 1.88% to 2876 during this period. This resulted in a drop in the proportion per 100k from 1.09 to 0.97, marking an overall decrease of 11.01%.

20002010Change
Rank#10,119#11,054-9.24%
Count2,9312,876-1.88%
Proportion per 100k1.090.97-11.01%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Weisberg

When looking at the ethnic identity associated with the Weisberg surname, the Decennial U.S. Census shows that it is predominantly identified with White ethnicity. In 2000, 96.25% of individuals with this surname identified as White, which slightly decreased to 95.58% in 2010. The Hispanic representation among the Weisbergs saw a substantial increase from 1.47% in 2000 to 2.4% in 2010. The Asian/Pacific Islander Weisbergs saw a small reduction of 5.88%, and those identifying as two or more races saw a more significant decrease of 35.29%. The data for Black and American Indian and Alaskan Native Weisbergs was suppressed in 2010 for privacy reasons.

20002010Change
White96.25%95.58%-0.7%
Hispanic1.47%2.4%63.27%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.85%0.8%-5.88%
Two or More Races1.02%0.66%-35.29%
Black0.2%0%0%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.2%0%0%

Weisberg 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 Weisberg is Ashkenazi Jewish, which comprises 59.4% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are British & Irish (13.5%) and French & German (9.9%). Additional ancestries include Eastern European, Scandinavian, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, and Japanese.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
Ashkenazi Jewish59.4%
British & Irish13.5%
French & German9.9%
Other17.3%
Weisberg

Possible origins of the surname Weisberg

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 Weisberg have recent ancestry locations in United Kingdom and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Greater London, United Kingdom38.00%
Merseyside, United Kingdom38.00%
Glasgow City, United Kingdom37.00%
West Midlands, United Kingdom37.00%
Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom37.00%

What Weisberg 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 Weisberg is J-M67, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup J-M67 is descended from haplogroup J-M304. Other common haplogroups include E-L29 and J-CTS5368, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Markowitz, Rothschild, Spector, Mansour, Gutman, Elias, Kaye, Lieberman, Wiener, Rosenblum.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Weisberg surname are: M, H, HV. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

weisbergPaternal Haplogroup Origins J-M304

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 Weisberg 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.

Preferences

Weisberg

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Weisberg" Surname 63.0%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Weisberg

Misophonia

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

"Weisberg" Surname 29.6%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Weisberg

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Weisberg" Surname 11.9%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Weisberg

Migraine

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

"Weisberg" Surname 19.8%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Weisberg?

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 Weisberg 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%