Karber Family History

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Karber Name Meaning

German: unexplained; perhaps from an agent derivative of Middle High German karwe ‘field caraway’. German: probably a habitational name for someone from either Grosskarben or Kleinkarben in Hesse.

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


Similar surnames: Kamber, Arber, Karrer, Farber, Garber, Karter, Karger, Kober, Barber

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Karber Family Origin

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Karber Family Occupations

What did your Karber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Karber. 46% of Karber men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Karber women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karber were Salesman and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    46%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farming
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    42%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Saleslady
    17%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Karber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Karber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karber 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 391 immigration records available for the last name Karber. 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 554 military records available for the last name Karber. For the veterans among your Karber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karber Life Expectancy

What is the average Karber lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Karber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Karber in 1963 was 79, and 75 in 2004.

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