Erber Family History

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Erber Name Meaning

German: of uncertain derivation; several etymologies have been suggested: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Erb or Erp. from the personal name Erb (Germanic Erpo). status name for the owner of an inherited farm, Erbhof. from a byname from Middle High German erbære ‘honorable’, ‘noble’.

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

Similar surnames: Arber, Eber, Erbes, Erker, Erler, Kober, Werber, Eiben, Leber, Gerber

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Erber Family Origin

Where is the Erber family from?

Erber Family Occupations

What did your Erber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Erber family was Merchant. The most common Erber occupation in the USA was Dry Goods Merchant. 17% of Erber's were Dry Goods Merchants. Dry Goods Merchant, Farmer and Grocer Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Erber.

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  • Dry Goods Merchant

  • Farmer

  • Grocer Keeper

  • Merchant


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

Erber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Erber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erber 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 803 immigration records available for the last name Erber. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Erber. For the veterans among your Erber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Erber Life Expectancy

What is the average Erber lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Erber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Erber in 1963 was 77, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Erber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Erber 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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