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Eiben Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the personal name Eibe. South German: from a Germanic personal name based on Old High German iwa ‘yew tree’, or a topographic name for someone living by a yew tree, from Middle High German eibe ‘yew’.

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


Similar surnames: Eisen, Eitel, Eber, Iwen, Iden, Elbe, Eiden, Eiker, Eigen, Weiden

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Where is the Eiben family from?

You can see how Eiben families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eiben family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Eiben families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Eiben families living in Iowa. This was about 28% of all the recorded Eiben's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Eiben families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eiben surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eiben ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eiben. 17% of Eiben men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Eiben women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eiben were Machinist and Seamstress.

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    67%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Seamstress
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Eiben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eiben 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Eiben. 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 839 military records available for the last name Eiben. For the veterans among your Eiben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eiben lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Eiben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Eiben in 1954 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

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