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Kimber Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from East and West Kimber in the parish of Northlew in Devon, so named from Old English cempa ‘warrior’ (or the Old English personal name Cempa) + bearn ‘grove’, ‘wood’. It may also be an altered form of Kimbrough. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kinberg.

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


Similar surnames: Imber, Kamber, Kimmer, Kimble, Kimbel, Liber, Simmer, Rimer, Kober

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Where is the Kimber family from?

You can see how Kimber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kimber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kimber families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 13 Kimber families living in New York. This was about 37% of all the recorded Kimber's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kimber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kimber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kimber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kimber. 23% of Kimber men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Kimber women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kimber were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Servant
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Kimber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kimber 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Kimber. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kimber. For the veterans among your Kimber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kimber lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kimber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Kimber in 1944 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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