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Type Surname (from occupation & ornamental)
Usage German, Jewish
Other Forms FormsZilber

Meaning & History

From Middle High German silber, German Silber "silver"; a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith, or often, in the case of the Jewish surname, an ornamental name.
Added 4/18/2009 by MCPockyTigress
Edited 4/23/2021 by Marusero, LMS and Sofia