Meaning and Origin of: Amberg

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : habitational name from any of several settlements called Amberg (literally ‘by the mountain’), including a city in Bavaria. It could also be a topographic name of identical etymology.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : possibly from 1; alternatively, it may be a habitational name from the city of Hamburg (seeHamburger). Many varieties of Yiddish lack h and-burg is sometimes replaced by -berg in Jewish family names.