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SOURCE: Occupation & Location
PRONOUNCED: Zoo-ber (German)
CONTRIBUTOR: Missy on 1/17/2016
Meaning & History
German: Metonymic occupational name for a cooper or tubmaker, from Middle High German zuber ‘(two-handled) tub’, or a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a tub.
Swiss German: habitational name from a place so named, denoting an alpine stream.