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Erber Family History

Erber Name Meaning

German: of uncertain derivation; several etymologies have been suggested: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Erb or Erp. from the personal name Erb (Germanic Erpo). status name for the owner of an inherited farm, Erbhof. from a byname from Middle High German erbære ‘honorable’, ‘noble’.

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


Similar surnames: Arber, Eber, Erbes, Erker, Erler, Kober, Werber, Eiben, Leber, Gerber

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Where is the Erber family from?

You can see how Erber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Erber family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Erber families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Erber families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Erber's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Erber families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Erber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Erber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Erber. 28% of Erber men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Erber women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Erber were Laborer and Secretary.

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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
    28%
  • Owner
    13%
  • Manager
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Teacher
    30%
  • Clerical
    20%
  • Secretary
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Erber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erber 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 803 immigration records available for the last name Erber. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Erber. For the veterans among your Erber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Erber lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Erber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Erber in 1963 was 77, and 85 in 2004.

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