Elber Family History

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Elber Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Alber, Albert, Huber, Alger, Lier, Ober, Felber, Alter, Kober, Elmer

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Elber Family Origin

Where is the Elber family from?

Elber Family Occupations

What did your Elber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Elber family was Machinest. Keeping House and Boot & Shoe Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Elber. The most common Elber occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 50% of Elber's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Boot & Shoe Maker

  • Machinest


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

Elber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Elber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Elber

Passenger List

There are 276 immigration records available for the last name Elber. 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 475 military records available for the last name Elber. For the veterans among your Elber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elber Life Expectancy

What is the average Elber lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Elber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Elber in 1961 was 51, and 83 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elber 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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