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Karber Name Meaning

German: unexplained; perhaps from an agent derivative of Middle High German karwe ‘field caraway’. German: probably a habitational name for someone from either Grosskarben or Kleinkarben in Hesse.

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


Similar surnames: Kamber, Arber, Karrer, Farber, Garber, Karter, Karger, Kober, Barber

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Karber Family Origin

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Karber Family Occupations

What did your Karber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Karber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Karber's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Karber family was Laborer. Farmer, Butcher and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karber.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Butcher

    14%
  • Blacksmith

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Karber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Karber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Karber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Karber. 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 Card

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

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Karber Life Expectancy

What is the average Karber lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Karber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Karber in 1963 was 79, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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