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Heber Family History

Heber Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a carrier (someone who loaded or transported goods), from an agent derivative of Middle High German heben ‘to lift’. French (Héber): from a Germanic personal name derived from eber ‘boar’.

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


Similar surnames: Hober, Eber, Reber, Heyer, Heger, Weber, Helber, Huber, Haber, Hebel

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Where is the Heber family from?

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

What did your Heber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heber. 24% of Heber men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Heber women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heber were Carpenter and Clerk.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Heber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heber. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Heber. For the veterans among your Heber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heber lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Heber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Heber in 1945 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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