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Reber Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: occupational name for a vine-dresser or vintner, from Middle High German rebe ‘vine’ + -er agent suffix. German and Swiss German: from a Germanic personal name, Radobert, formed with rad, rat ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ + berht ‘bright’.

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


Similar surnames: Raber, Reder, Remer, Eber, Rieber, Heber, Weber, Reger, Reiber, Leber

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Where is the Reber family from?

You can see how Reber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reber family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Reber families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 53 Reber families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 90% of all the recorded Reber's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reber. 20% of Reber men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Reber women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reber were Truck Driver 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
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Reber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reber 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Reber. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Reber. For the veterans among your Reber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reber lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Reber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Reber in 1941 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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