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Garber Name Meaning

North German: from a personal name composed of gēri gāri ‘spear’ + berht ‘bright famous’. German: northern variant of Gerber . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Gerber from Yiddish garber.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Garbe, Garner, Barber, Farber, Arber, Gaber, Garbers, Gerber, Karber

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Where is the Garber family from?

You can see how Garber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garber family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Garber families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 39 Garber families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Garber's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Garber families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garber ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Garber. 38% of Garber men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Shoemaker
  • Lawyer
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Census Records

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Garber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garber 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Garber. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Garber. For the veterans among your Garber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garber lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Garber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Garber in 1944 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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