Huber is a surname of German language origin. It derives from the German word Hube meaning hide, a unit of land a farmer might possess. It is in the top ten most common surnames in the German-speaking world, especially in Austria and Switzerland where it is the surname of approximately 0.3% of the population.

Variants arising from varying dialectal pronunciation of the surname include Hueber, Huemer, Humer, Haumer, Huebmer and (anglicized) Hoover.

Map showing frequency distribution of the surname Huber in Germany. A clear increase in frequency is seen as one moves south towards the Austrian border.

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  • Bruno Huber (1930–1999), Swiss astrologer, husband of Louise Huber

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  • Cheri Huber (born c. 1944), American independent Soto Zen teacher
  • Chuck Huber (born 1971), American voice actor

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  • Don Huber (born 1957), retired American Soccer (Football) forward

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  • Erwin Huber (born 1946), German conservative politician

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  • Larry Huber (born 1950), American television producer, writer, and animator
  • Lee Huber (1919–2005), American basketball player
  • Liezel Huber (born 1976), South African tennis player
  • Liza Huber (born 1975), American television actress
  • Lotti Huber (1912–1998), German actress
  • Louise Huber (1930–1999), Swiss astrologer, wife of Bruno Huber

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  • Oscar E. Huber (1917–2017), American politician, rancher, and farmer

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  • Vernon Huber (1899–1967), 36th Governor of American Samoa
  • Victor Aimé Huber (1800–1869), German social reformer, travel writer and a literature historian

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