Sperber Family History

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Sperber Name Meaning

German: nickname for a small but belligerent person, from Middle High German sperwære ‘sparrowhawk’ (Old High German sparwari, a compound of sparw ‘sparrow’ + ari ‘eagle’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sperber ‘sparrowhawk’.

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


Similar surnames: Speer, Sparber, Gerber, Sperberg, Speiser, Koerber, Werber, Steeber

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Sperber Family Origin

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Sperber Family Occupations

What did your Sperber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sperber family was Keeping House. The most common Sperber occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Sperber's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sperber.

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  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Sperber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sperber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sperber 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 Sperber. 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 Sperber. For the veterans among your Sperber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sperber Life Expectancy

What is the average Sperber lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sperber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sperber in 1948 was 39, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sperber 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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