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Farber Name Meaning

German (Färber) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a dyer, from Middle High German varwer (an agent derivative of varwe ‘color’) or from Yiddish farber.

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


Similar surnames: Garber, Barber, Karber, Arber, Farver, Ferber, Faber, Farb, Marder

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Where is the Farber family from?

You can see how Farber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Farber families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 27 Farber families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Farber's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Farber families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Farber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Farber ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Farber. 50% of Farber men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Farber women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farber were Student and Housekeeper.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Student
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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What Farber family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Farber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farber 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Farber. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Farber. For the veterans among your Farber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farber lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Farber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Farber in 1943 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

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