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Beaber Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Bieber or Biber, from Middle High German biber ‘beaver’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, a topographic name for someone who lived in a place frequented by beavers or by a field named with this word, or a habitational name from any of various place names in Hesse containing this element.

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


Similar surnames: Beaver, Bieber, Beamer, Bebber, Beeber, Beber, Haber, Berber, Seeber

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Where is the Beaber family from?

You can see how Beaber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beaber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beaber families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Beaber families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Beaber's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Beaber families in 1840.
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What did your Beaber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beaber. 23% of Beaber men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Beaber women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beaber were Salesman and Waitress.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    37%
  • Seamstress
    28%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Beaber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beaber 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 278 immigration records available for the last name Beaber. 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 366 military records available for the last name Beaber. For the veterans among your Beaber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beaber lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Beaber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Beaber in 1950 was 47, and 85 in 2004.

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