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Kamber Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a comb maker, from Middle High German kambe ‘comb’ + -er, agent suffix. Greek: short for Kamberakis, Kamberoglou, Kamberidis, etc., patronymics from kamberis ‘devoted servant’, from a Turkish and Arabic word meaning literally ‘one born in the house of his master’. It may also be a reduced form of Kamberis itself, which is also a Greek surname. Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained; perhaps an adoption of the German name.

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


Similar surnames: Kamler, Kammer, Karber, Kamer, Hammer, Kober, Kimber, Amber, Haber

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Where is the Kamber family from?

You can see how Kamber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kamber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Kamber families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Kamber families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kamber's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kamber families in 1911.
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What did your Kamber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kamber. 25% of Kamber men worked as a Salesman and 60% of Kamber women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kamber were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Painter
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Stenographer
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 731 immigration records available for the last name Kamber. 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 383 military records available for the last name Kamber. For the veterans among your Kamber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kamber lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kamber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kamber in 1958 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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