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Aber Family History

Aber Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Aber, a North German variant of Albert.

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


Similar surnames: Abert, Naber, Ader, Alber, Arber, Abel, Uber, Raber, Ater, Eber

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Where is the Aber family from?

You can see how Aber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aber families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Aber families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Aber's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Aber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Aber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Aber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Aber. 22% of Aber men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Aber women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aber were Manager and Operator.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Operator
    10%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Aber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aber 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Aber. 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 99,000 military records available for the last name Aber. For the veterans among your Aber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aber lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Aber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Aber in 1941 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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