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Arber Name Meaning

English: variant of Harber . South German: either from Middle High German arber ‘tree’ (related to Latin arbor) an occupational name for a forester or perhaps a habitational name from some place called with this word or from Arbihari an ancient Germanic personal name composed of Old High German arbi ‘inheritance’ + hari ‘army’.

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

Similar surnames: Alber, Erber, Garber, Karber, Barber, Arner, Kober, Zuber, Farber

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Where is the Arber family from?

You can see how Arber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arber families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 3 Arber families living in Alberta. This was about 33% of all the recorded Arber's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Arber families in 1911.
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What did your Arber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Arber. 25% of Arber men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Arber women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arber were Machinist and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • New Worker
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Arber. 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 796 military records available for the last name Arber. For the veterans among your Arber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arber lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Arber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Arber in 1957 was 39, and 84 in 2003.

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