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Erbes Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German erweiz ‘pea’, a metonymic occupational name for a grower of peas, or perhaps a nickname for someone who was small and round.

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


Similar surnames: Erber, Derbes, Kries, Pries, Eiben, Elbe, Erker, Berkes, Erben, Fries

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Where is the Erbes family from?

You can see how Erbes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Erbes family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Erbes families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 56 Erbes families living in Illinois. This was about 53% of all the recorded Erbes's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Erbes families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Erbes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Erbes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Erbes. 26% of Erbes men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Erbes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Erbes were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Teacher
    22%
  • Proprietor
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 478 immigration records available for the last name Erbes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Erbes. For the veterans among your Erbes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Erbes lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Erbes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Erbes in 1963 was 79, and 79 in 2004.

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