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Huber Name Meaning

German (also Hüber, Hueber): status name based on Middle High German huobe, a measure of land, varying in size at different periods and in different places, but always of considerable extent, appreciably larger than the holding of the average peasant. The surname usually denotes a holder or owner of this amount of land, who would have been a prosperous small farmer and probably one of the leading men of his village. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, not only in German-speaking lands. Slovenian (eastern Slovenia): status name of Franconian origin (see 1) for a peasant who had his own landed property, dialectally called huba. Dutch: variant of Hubert. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of Yiddish hober ‘oats’ (see Haber).

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


Similar surnames: Hober, Haber, Huver, Zuber, Hubner, Hubert, Hauber, Heber, Humber

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Where is the Huber family from?

You can see how Huber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Huber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Huber families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 104 Huber families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 62% of all the recorded Huber's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Huber families in 1840.
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What did your Huber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Huber. 13% of Huber men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Huber women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Huber were Clerk 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

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Huber. 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 92,000 military records available for the last name Huber. For the veterans among your Huber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Huber lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Huber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Huber in 1940 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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