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Sieber Family History

Sieber Name Meaning

occupational name for a sieve maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German sib ‘sieve’. possibly a variant of Siebert.

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


Similar surnames: Sieler, Stieber, Siebler, Rieber, Bieber, Steber, Silber, Seeber

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Where is the Sieber family from?

You can see how Sieber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sieber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sieber families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Sieber families living in Tennessee. This was about 64% of all the recorded Sieber's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Sieber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sieber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sieber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sieber. 16% of Sieber men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Sieber women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sieber were Clerk 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

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Sieber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sieber 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sieber. 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 Sieber. For the veterans among your Sieber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sieber lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sieber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Sieber in 1944 was 22, and 76 in 2004.

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