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Verba Family History

Verba Name Meaning

Ukrainian Jewish (from Ukraine) and Rusyn (from Slovakia): from Ukrainian verba ‘willow’ applied as a topographic name for someone who lived by a willow tree. As a Jewish name it is mainly artificial (compare 2 below). Jewish (from Ukraine): habitational name from Verba now in Ukraine. Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Vrba a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Vrba, Vera, Verna, Verran, Terra, Overby, Serda, Perna, Serra, Berna

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Where is the Verba family from?

You can see how Verba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Verba family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Verba families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Verba families living in Iowa. This was about 44% of all the recorded Verba's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Verba families in 1880.
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What did your Verba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Verba. 26% of Verba men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Verba women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Verba were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Miner
    18%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    38%
  • Housewife
    38%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Verba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Verba 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 413 immigration records available for the last name Verba. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 483 military records available for the last name Verba. For the veterans among your Verba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Verba lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Verba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Verba in 1955 was 88, and 80 in 2004.

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