Sperber Family History

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Sperber Name Meaning

German: nickname for a small but belligerent person, from Middle High German sperwære ‘sparrowhawk’ (Old High German sparwari, a compound of sparw ‘sparrow’ + ari ‘eagle’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sperber ‘sparrowhawk’.

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


Similar surnames: Speer, Sparber, Gerber, Sperberg, Speiser, Koerber, Werber, Steeber

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Sperber Family Origin

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Sperber Family Occupations

What did your Sperber ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bookkeeper Retired Private Means Austrian Refugee and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Sperber. 10% of Sperber men worked as a Bookkeeper Retired Private Means Austrian Refugee and 36% of Sperber women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sperber were Doctor Of Laursactorhere No Occupation Austrian Ref and Household Help (refugee)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bookkeeper Retired Private Means Austrian Refugee
    10%
  • Building Contractor (unem
    10%
  • Chief Calenlator In Knetting Indudther Agentno Occupation Here Polish Refugee
    10%
  • Doctor Of Laursactorhere No Occupation Austrian Ref
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    36%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Paid Domestic Duties
    12%
  • Household Help (refugee)
    6%

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

Sperber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sperber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sperber 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sperber. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Sperber. For the veterans among your Sperber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sperber Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sperber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sperber in 1948 was 39, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sperber

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