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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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Where is the Karber family from?

You can see how Karber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karber family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Karber families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Karber families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Karber's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Karber families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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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*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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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