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Alber Family History

Alber Name Meaning

from the personal name Alber, a reduced form of either Adalbert (see Albert) or Adalbero (from elements meaning ‘noble bear’). topographic name from Middle High German alber(boum) ‘white poplar’, from Old High German albari (ultimately from Latin albus ‘white’, ‘pale’).

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


Similar surnames: Albert, Arber, Almer, Alger, Alder, Alter, Aber, Salber, Kober, Lier

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Where is the Alber family from?

You can see how Alber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alber families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Alber family living in Georgia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Alber's in the USA. Georgia and 3 other states had the highest population of Alber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Alber. 21% of Alber men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Alber women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alber were Salesman and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Alber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alber 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Alber. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Alber. For the veterans among your Alber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alber lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Alber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Alber in 1952 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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