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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scandinavian : unexplained.
  • German : topographic and habitational name from either of two places called Vorberg or from Vorberg-Heide in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. According to one opinion the original form is Vorwerk and denotes the operating farm (barns and stables) in front (‘vor’) of a manor house in a parklike setting.

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