Amber Family History

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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

What did your Amber ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Barber


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Amber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Amber Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Amber Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Amber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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