Sorber Family History

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Sorber Name Meaning

German: topographic name from a Bavarian dialect word sorbe, surbe ‘marsh’, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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

Similar surnames: Surber, Lorber, Storer, Horner, Korber, Serber, Stuber, Sorter

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Sorber Family Origin

Where is the Sorber family from?

Sorber Family Occupations

What did your Sorber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sorber family was Keeping House. The most common Sorber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Sorber's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sorber.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Sorber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sorber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sorber 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 678 immigration records available for the last name Sorber. 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 Sorber. For the veterans among your Sorber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sorber Life Expectancy

What is the average Sorber lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Sorber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sorber in 1957 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sorber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sorber 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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