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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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Where is the Sorber family from?

You can see how Sorber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sorber family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sorber families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 28 Sorber families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Sorber's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sorber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sorber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sorber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sorber. 29% of Sorber men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Sorber women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sorber were Carpenter 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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