When Margaretha Zuber was christened on 15 September 1785, in Wattwil, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, her father, Abraham Zuber, was 30 and her mother, Anna Rosina Kuratli, was 31. She died on 14 October 1785, in her hometown, at the age of 0.
German: metonymic occupational name for a cooper or tubmaker, from Middle High German zuber ‘(two-handled) tub’; or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a tub.
Swiss German: habitational name from a place so named, denoting an alpine stream, or a topographic name from the Alemannic field name Zube, denoting a running well fed by an alpine stream.
Slovak (also Zúber): nickname from zuber ‘European bison’.