Garber Family History

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Garber Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a reaper or harvester, or for someone who collected wheatsheaves owed in rent, from an agent derivative of Middle English garbe ‘wheatsheaf’ (see Garbe). North German: from a personal name composed of geri, gari ‘spear’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. North German form of Gerber. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Gerber, from Yiddish garber.

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


Similar surnames: Garbe, Garner, Barber, Farber, Arber, Gaber, Garbers, Gerber, Karber

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Garber Family Origin

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Garber Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Garber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Garber's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Garber family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garber.

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Garber Historical Records

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Garber Life Expectancy

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Famous Garber Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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