Arber Family History

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Arber Name Meaning

English: variant of Harber. South German: either from Middle High German arber ‘tree’ (related to Latin arbor), an occupational name for a forester or perhaps a habitational name from some place named with this word, or from Arbihari, a Germanic personal name composed of Old High German arbi ‘inheritance’ + hari ‘army’.

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

Similar surnames: Alber, Erber, Garber, Karber, Barber, Arner, Kober, Zuber, Farber

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Arber Family Origin

Where is the Arber family from?

Arber Family Occupations

What did your Arber ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Arber occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Arber's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Agr Labour and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arber. A less common occupation for the Arber family was (C) Miller.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Agr Labour

  • Annuitant

  • (C) Miller


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Arber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Arber Historical Records

What Arber family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Arber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arber 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Arber. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 796 military records available for the last name Arber. For the veterans among your Arber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arber Life Expectancy

What is the average Arber lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Arber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Arber in 1957 was 39, and 84 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arber 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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