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Surber Family History

Surber Name Meaning
South German: from Bavarian dialect surbe, sorbe ‘grass’, ‘turf’, ‘swamp’, ‘reedy soil’, a topographic name for someone who lived on such ground.

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

140,024 Historical Documents with Surber on Ancestry.com
19,731 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,215 Military Records
575 Immigration Records
12,856 Census and Voter Lists
103,647 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Surber Families

  • Number of Surber families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Surber families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Surber last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Surber census records

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Surber Family Origin

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Surber Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Surber

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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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Surber Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Surber census records

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Surber Civil War Service Records

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