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Sperber Name Meaning

German: nickname for a small but belligerent person from Middle High German sperwære ‘sparrowhawk’ (Old High German sparwāri a compound of sparw ‘sparrow’ + āri ‘eagle’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial 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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Where is the Sperber family from?

You can see how Sperber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sperber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sperber families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sperber family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Sperber's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Sperber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sperber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sperber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sperber. 14% of Sperber men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Sperber women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sperber were Laborer and New Worker. .

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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

  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 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 Lists

There are 3,000 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 Cards

There are 6,000 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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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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