Farber Family History

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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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Farber Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Farber name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Farber. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Farber Family Origin

Where is the Farber family from?

Farber Family Occupations

What did your Farber ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Baker and Jewller were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Farber. The most common Farber occupation in Canada was Baker. 50% of Farber's were Bakers.

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  • Baker

  • Jewller


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Farber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Farber Historical Records

What Farber family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Farber Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Farber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Farber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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