Berber Family History

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Berber Name Meaning

Catalan: probably a variant of Barber. German: possibly a habitational name from a place called Berber near Kevelaer.

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

Similar surnames: Berner, Bebber, Barber, Beaber, Erber, Berger, Gerner, Benner, Leber

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Berber Family Origin

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Berber Family Occupations

What did your Berber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Berber's were Farmers. Farmer, At Home and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berber. A less common occupation for the Berber family was Fish Dealer.

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  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Farming

  • Fish Dealer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Berber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Berber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Berber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Berber. 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 Card

There are 850 military records available for the last name Berber. For the veterans among your Berber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berber Life Expectancy

What is the average Berber lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Berber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Berber in 1964 was 80, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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