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Huber : 1: Swiss German and German (also Hüber): status name based on Middle High German huobe a measure of land varying in size at different periods and in different places but always of considerable extent appreciably larger than the holding of the average peasant. The surname usually denotes a holder or owner of this amount of land who would have been a prosperous small farmer and probably one of the leading men of his village. This surname is also found in other central European countries for example Poland and Slovenia. See also Hoffner compare Hueber.2: Dutch: variant of Hubert.3: Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of Yiddish hober ‘oats’ (see Haber).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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