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Salber Name Meaning

French (Alsace): from German Salber, an occupational name or an ointment maker, from an agent noun derivative of Middle High German salbe ‘ointment’.

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


Similar surnames: Salzer, Silber, Saler, Salter, Sauber, Alber, Sadler, Saller, Saeger

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Where is the Salber family from?

You can see how Salber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Salber families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 7 Salber families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Salber's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Salber families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Salber. 50% of Salber men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    50%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Baker
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Salber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salber 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 293 immigration records available for the last name Salber. 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 222 military records available for the last name Salber. For the veterans among your Salber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salber lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Salber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Salber in 1963 was 75, and 75 in 2004.

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