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Imber Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, one in Surrey, the other in Wiltshire. The former is named in Old English as ‘Imma’s enclosure’ (see Worth); the latter as ‘Imma’s lake’ (from mere ‘lake’, ‘pond’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Ingber, from Yiddish imber ‘ginger’. German: nickname for an industrious person or metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper, from Middle High German imbe, imme ‘bee’.

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

Similar surnames: Kimber, Imler, Hober, Kober, Bieber, Haber, Eber, Silber, Zuber

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Imber Family Origin

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Imber Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Boot & Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Imber. The most common Imber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Imber's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Imber family was Lumberman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Boot & Shoe Maker

  • Lumberman


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Imber Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Imber Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Imber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Imber in 1949 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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