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Amber Surname Meaning

English: perhaps a shortened form of Ambery which is a variant of Amery .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kamber, Amberg, Imber, Arber, Ammer, Aber, Alber, Omer, Barber

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Where is the Amber family from?

You can see how Amber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Amber families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Amber families living in Quebec. This was about 55% of all the recorded Amber's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Amber families in 1911.
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What did your Amber ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Amber. 60% of Amber men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Marchande
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Amber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 997 immigration records available for the last name Amber. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Amber. For the veterans among your Amber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amber lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Amber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Amber in 1961 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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