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Bamber Family History

Bamber Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bamber Bridge in Lancashire, probably named with Old English beam ‘tree trunk’, ‘beam’ + brycg ‘bridge’. German: nickname for a short fat person.

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


Similar surnames: Barber, Hamer, Baber, Hammer, Bamberg, Balmer, Bacher, Amber, Blamer

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Where is the Bamber family from?

You can see how Bamber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bamber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bamber families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Bamber families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bamber's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bamber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bamber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bamber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bamber. 27% of Bamber men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Bamber women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bamber were Machinist and Housewife.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Bamber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bamber 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Bamber. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bamber. For the veterans among your Bamber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bamber lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bamber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bamber in 1951 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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