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Weber Family History

Weber Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a weaver Middle High German wëber German Weber an agent derivative of weben ‘to weave’. This form of the surname is also established in many other parts of Europe notably in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine) Poland and the Netherlands. In Hungary it is mostly spelled Wéber and Véber. In Russia Slovenia Czechia Slovakia and Croatia it is (also) established in the Slavicized form Veber which is in Czechia also spelled Vebr. Compare Waber Weaber Weaver Webber and Webre .

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

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 USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 239 Weber families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Weber's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Weber families in 1891.
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What did your Weber ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bank Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Weber. 13% of Weber men worked as a Bank Clerk and 61% of Weber women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weber were Farmer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • Bank Clerk
  • Retired
  • Private Means
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
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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 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 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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