Gerber Family History

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Gerber Name Meaning

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German gerwer (from Old High German (ledar) garawo ‘leather preparer’), German Gerber.

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


Similar surnames: Werber, Garber, Berner, Erber, Geiger, Genser, Gruber, Geiser, Barber

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Gerber Family Origin

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Gerber Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Going To School

    31%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Fireman

    6%

In 1881, the most common Gerber occupation in Canada was Farmer. 56% of Gerber's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gerber family was Fireman. Farmer, Going To School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerber.

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Gerber Historical Records

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Gerber Life Expectancy

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