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Reiber Name Meaning

German: occupational name for an assistant in a bathhouse or a barber's shop from an agent derivative of Middle High German rīben ‘to rub’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish rayber ‘great eater someone who rubs’ (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Treiber, Reifer, Reider, Reiter, Reier, Reber, Reiser, Reiher, Reiner

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Where is the Reiber family from?

You can see how Reiber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reiber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reiber families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Reiber families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Reiber's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reiber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reiber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reiber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reiber. 20% of Reiber men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Reiber women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reiber were Farm Laborer and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Reiber. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Reiber. For the veterans among your Reiber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reiber lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Reiber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reiber in 1945 was 25, and 82 in 2004.

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