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Amber Family History

Amber Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Imbert or a translation of German and Jewish Bernstein, which means ‘amber’. Muslim (widespread throughout the Muslim world): from the Arabic personal name ?Anbar, literally ‘perfume’, ‘ambergris’, figuratively ‘good’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’.

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


Similar surnames: Kamber, Amberg, Imber, Arber, Ammer, Aber, Alber, Omer, Barber

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Where is the Amber family from?

You can see how Amber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Amber families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Amber families living in Massachusetts. This was about 29% of all the recorded Amber's in the USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Amber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Amber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Amber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Amber. 20% of Amber men worked as a Salesman and 37% of Amber women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amber were Truck Driver and Designer.

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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

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    37%
  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Designer
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 997 immigration records available for the last name Amber. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Amber. For the veterans among your Amber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amber lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Amber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Amber in 1961 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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