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Taber Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Tabor. Polish: altered form of the Germanic personal name Dagobert (see Tabbert 2).

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


Similar surnames: Gaber, Tager, Tober, Raber, Tabor, Aber, Tauber, Naber, Faber, Tauer

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Where is the Taber family from?

You can see how Taber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Taber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Taber families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 111 Taber families living in Massachusetts. This was about 34% of all the recorded Taber's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Taber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Taber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Taber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Taber. 14% of Taber men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Taber women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Taber were Clerk 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
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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What Taber family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Taber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Taber 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 Taber. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Taber. For the veterans among your Taber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Taber lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Taber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Taber in 1945 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

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