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Gaber Family History

Gaber Name Meaning

Muslim (Egyptian Arabic): variant of Jaber. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Haber. German: from a short form of the personal name Gabriel. Slovenian: from a short form of the personal name Gabrijel (see Gabriel). Slovenian: topographic name from gaber ‘hornbeam’, denoting someone who lived by a place where hornbeams grew. It may also be a shortened American form of the surnames Gaberšek or Gaberšcek, which have the same origin.

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


Similar surnames: Gabel, Gabler, Garber, Graber, Haber, Gabe, Naber, Faber, Gauer

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Where is the Gaber family from?

You can see how Gaber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gaber families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gaber family living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gaber's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Gaber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gaber. 18% of Gaber men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Gaber women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaber were Farming 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
    18%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaber. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gaber. For the veterans among your Gaber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaber lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gaber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Gaber in 1953 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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