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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In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Erb. 47% of Erb men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Erb women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Erb were Agent and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Income
  • Laborer
  • Agent

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
  • Domestic
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Erb Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Erb. For the veterans among your Erb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Erb Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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