History of your Surname
Get access to Heber family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Heber Family History

Heber Surname Meaning

German: occupational name for a carrier (someone who loaded or transported goods) from an agent derivative of Middle High German heben ‘to lift’. This surname is also found in France (Lorraine) where it may be of different origin (see 2 below). French (Lorraine): variant of German Eber .

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

Similar surnames: Hober, Eber, Reber, Heyer, Heger, Weber, Helber, Huber, Haber, Hebel

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Heber family from?

You can see how Heber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heber families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 22 Heber families living in Quebec. This was about 31% of all the recorded Heber's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Heber families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heber ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Couturire were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Heber. 50% of Heber men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Heber women worked as a Couturire. .

View Census Data for Heber | Data not to scale

*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
  • Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Couturire
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Heber family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Heber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Heber

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heber. 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.

View all Heber immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Heber. For the veterans among your Heber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Heber military records

You've only scratched the surface of Heber family history

Discover More

What is the average Heber lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Heber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Heber in 1945 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heber

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Heber family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Heber last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial