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Haber Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a grower of or dealer in oats from Middle High German haber(e) ‘oats’ modern German Hafer. As a Jewish surname it is in many cases ornamental. The surname of German origin is also found elsewhere in central Europe e.g. in Slovenia. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place called Habern in Bohemia (Czech name: Habry).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hafer, Hober, Haver, Hader, Huber, Naber, Hamer, Hager, Hauber, Hayer

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Where is the Haber family from?

You can see how Haber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haber families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 12 Haber families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Haber's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Haber families in 1891.
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What did your Haber ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Haber. 100% of Haber men worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties and 72% of Haber women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Nurse Assistant
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Haber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haber 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Haber. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Haber. For the veterans among your Haber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haber lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Haber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Haber in 1951 was 43, and 83 in 2004.

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