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Weber Family History

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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Where is the Weber family from?

You can see how Weber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weber families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 38 Weber families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 30% of all the recorded Weber's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Weber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Weber. 12% of Weber men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Weber women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weber were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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