Silber Family History

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Silber Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German silber, German Silber ‘silver’; a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith, or often, in the case of the Jewish surname, an ornamental name.

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


Similar surnames: Silver, Silberg, Salber, Bieber, Sieber, Stuber, Stober, Kilber

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Silber Family Origin

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Silber Family Occupations

What did your Silber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Silber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Silber's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Silber family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Dry Goods Merchant and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silber.

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  • Farmer

    11%
  • Dry Goods Merchant

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Silber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Silber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Silber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Silber. 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 Card

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

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Silber Life Expectancy

What is the average Silber lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Silber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Silber in 1948 was 75, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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