Weber Family History

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Weber Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a weaver, Middle High German wëber, German Weber, an agent derivative of weben ‘to weave’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, being found for example as a Czech, Polish, Slovenian, and Hungarian name.

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

Similar surnames: Reber, Webber, Werber, Eber, Heber, Leber, Wever, Kober, Haber

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Weber Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Weber name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Weber. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Weber Family Origin

Where is the Weber family from?

Weber Family Occupations

What did your Weber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weber. The most common Weber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Weber's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Weber family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Weber Historical Records

What Weber family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 450,000 census records available for the last name Weber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weber 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 115,000 immigration records available for the last name Weber. 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 169,000 military records available for the last name Weber. For the veterans among your Weber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Weber Life Expectancy

What is the average Weber lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Weber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Weber in 1940 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weber 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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