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Werber Family History

Werber Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a merchant or entrepreneur, German Werber, Middle High German wërbære.

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

Similar surnames: Gerber, Weber, Erber, Webber, Lerner, Herzer, Farber, Werder, Wetter

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Where is the Werber family from?

You can see how Werber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Werber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Werber families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Werber families living in South Carolina. This was about 23% of all the recorded Werber's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Werber families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Werber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Werber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Cashier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Werber. 20% of Werber men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Werber women worked as a Cashier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Werber were Farmer and Teacher.

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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
  • Manager
  • Proprietor
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cashier
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Werber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Werber 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Werber. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Werber. For the veterans among your Werber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Werber lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Werber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Werber in 1954 was 37, and 64 in 2004.

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