Haber Family History

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Haber Name 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. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place called Haber in Bohemia.

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

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

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Haber Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Haber name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Haber. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Haber Family Origin

Where is the Haber family from?

Haber Family Occupations

What did your Haber ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Haber family was Provision Merchant. Builders Time Keeper, Carpenter Joiner and Labourer (Contractors) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haber. The most common Haber occupation in the UK was Builders Time Keeper. 20% of Haber's were Builders Time Keepers.

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  • Builders Time Keeper

  • Carpenter Joiner

  • Labourer (Contractors)

  • Provision Merchant


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

Haber Historical Records

What Haber family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Haber Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haber 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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