Amber Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Imbert or a translation of German and Jewish Bernstein, which means ‘amber’. Muslim (widespread throughout the Muslim world): from the Arabic personal name ?Anbar, literally ‘perfume’, ‘ambergris’, figuratively ‘good’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Amber Family Origin

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Amber Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    23%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Fisherman

    9%
  • Barber

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Amber family was Barber. The most common Amber occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Amber's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amber.

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Amber

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