Silber Family History

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Silber Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German silber, German Silber ‘silver’; a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith, or often, in the case of the Jewish surname, an ornamental name.

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


Similar surnames: Silver, Silberg, Salber, Bieber, Sieber, Stuber, Stober, Kilber

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Silber Family Origin

Where is the Silber family from?

Silber Family Occupations

What did your Silber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Silber. 24% of Silber men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Silber women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Silber were Carpenter and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    24%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%

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

Silber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Silber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silber 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Silber. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Silber. For the veterans among your Silber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silber Life Expectancy

What is the average Silber lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Silber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Silber in 1948 was 75, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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