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Lorber Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a grocer, a seller of herbs and spices, from Middle High German lörber ‘laurel’, ‘bay (tree)’. Slovenian: nickname from lorber, an informal word meaning ‘laurel’, ‘bay’, of German origin (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Lober, Loder, Lerner, Kober, Forer, Lotter, Sorber, Lobel, Farber

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Where is the Lorber family from?

You can see how Lorber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lorber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lorber families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lorber family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Lorber's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lorber families in 1840.
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What did your Lorber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lorber. 24% of Lorber men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Lorber women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lorber were Farmer and Stenographer.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Laborer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lorber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lorber 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 Lorber. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lorber. For the veterans among your Lorber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lorber lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lorber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Lorber in 1952 was 71, and 84 in 2004.

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