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Webber Surname Meaning

English (Devon and Somerset): occupational name for a weaver from Middle English webber an agent derivative of Webb . Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Weber ‘weaver’.

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

Similar surnames: Weber, Werber, Weider, Reiber, Wever, Weiser, Weiler, Pember, Weaber

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Where is the Webber family from?

You can see how Webber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Webber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Webber families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2,412 Webber families living in Devon. This was about 25% of all the recorded Webber's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Webber families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Webber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Webber ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Webber. 8% of Webber men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Webber women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Webber were Incapacitated and Private Means. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 356,000 census records available for the last name Webber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Webber 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 38,000 immigration records available for the last name Webber. 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 42,000 military records available for the last name Webber. For the veterans among your Webber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Webber lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Webber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Webber in 1942 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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