Erb Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: from the medieval personal name Erbe, meaning ‘descendant’, ‘heir’, which was popular in the Upper Rhineland.

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


Similar surnames: Herb, Erk, Eib, Bern, Garb, Dern, Erben, Serr, Enz, Gerl

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Erb Family Origin

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Erb Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Servant

    5%
  • Farmer Son

    4%
  • Farms

    4%

In 1881, the most common Erb occupation in Canada was Farmer. 56% of Erb's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Erb. A less common occupation for the Erb family was Farms.

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Erb Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Erb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Erb in 1946 was 65, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Erb

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