Bamber Family History

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Bamber Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bamber Bridge in Lancashire, probably named with Old English beam ‘tree trunk’, ‘beam’ + brycg ‘bridge’. German: nickname for a short fat person.

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


Similar surnames: Barber, Hamer, Baber, Hammer, Bamberg, Balmer, Bacher, Amber, Blamer

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Bamber Family Origin

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Bamber Family Occupations

What did your Bamber ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bamber. 3% of Bamber men worked as a General Labourer and 49% of Bamber women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bamber were Cotton Weaver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Dairy Farmer
    2%
  • Farmer
    1%
  • Cotton Weaver
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    49%
  • Cotton Weaver
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%

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

Bamber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Bamber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bamber 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Bamber. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bamber. For the veterans among your Bamber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bamber Life Expectancy

What is the average Bamber lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bamber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bamber in 1951 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bamber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bamber 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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