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Erb Family History

Erb Name Meaning
German and Swiss German: from the medieval personal name Erbe, meaning ‘descendant’, ‘heir’, which was popular in the Upper Rhineland.

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

375,889 Historical Documents with Erb on Ancestry.com
71,885 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,867 Military Records
5,077 Immigration Records
43,401 Census and Voter Lists
241,659 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Erb Families

  • Number of Erb families
     260 - 517
     87 - 259
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Erb families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Erb last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Erb census records

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Erb Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Erb families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Erb Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Erb families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Erb

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Erb Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Erb census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Erb ancestors, such as occupation.

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Erb Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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