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Arb Surname Meaning

German: variant of Erb .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Arp, Arn, Art, Farb, Ahn, Ary, Erb, Garb, Bar, Taub

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Where is the Arb family from?

You can see how Arb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arb family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arb families were found in USA in 1880. In 1851 there was 1 Arb family living in Aberdeenshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Arb's in Scotland. Aberdeenshire had the highest population of Arb families in 1851.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arb surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Arb. 40% of Arb men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Arb women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arb were Electrician and Seamstress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Electrician
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Seamstress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Arb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arb 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 246 immigration records available for the last name Arb. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, 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 Arb. For the veterans among your Arb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arb lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Arb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Arb in 1960 was 28, and 65 in 2004.

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