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Biber Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Bieber . This form of the surname is also found in Poland and Slovenia. Turkish Bosniak Croatian and Serbian: nickname from Turkish biber ‘pepper’ (also a loanword in Bosnian Croatian and Serbian) probably denoting a small person or a person with a hot temper. In Serbia the name may in part be of Romanian or Wallachian origin from biber ‘beaver’ a word of German origin (see Bieber compare 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Biwer, Liber, Beber, Bibler, Bier, Bible, Bober, Biser, Bieber, Hiner

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Where is the Biber family from?

You can see how Biber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Biber family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Biber families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Biber families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 86% of all the recorded Biber's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Biber families in 1840.
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What did your Biber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Biber. 43% of Biber men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Biber women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Biber were Mechanic and New Worker. .

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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
    43%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Mechanic
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Secretary
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
  • New Worker
    17%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Biber. For the veterans among your Biber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Biber lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Biber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Biber in 1960 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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