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Eben Family History

Eben Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone living on a plain or a habitational name from a place of this name in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Eden, Eber, Leben, Eiben, Erben, Ken, Bean, Nebel, Bern, Elbe

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Where is the Eben family from?

You can see how Eben families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eben family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eben families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Eben family living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Eben's in United Kingdom. London and 1 other county had the highest population of Eben families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eben surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eben ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eben. 35% of Eben men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Eben women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eben were Salesman and Secretary. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Eben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eben 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 684 immigration records available for the last name Eben. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Eben. For the veterans among your Eben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eben lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Eben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Eben in 1956 was 39, and 68 in 2004.

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