Reber is a last name of German origin. It is derived from two sources: First, it is "an occupational name for a vine-dresser or vintner, from Middle High Germanrebe 'vine' + -er agent suffix." Second, it comes "from a Germanic personal name, Radobert, formed with rād, rāt 'counsel', 'advice' + berht 'bright'". In the United States, persons with the last name Reber primarily live in Pennsylvania; there are also large numbers in Ohio, California, Minnesota, Utah. Montana and Colorado.
The Reber was a make of American automobile manufactured at Reading, Pennsylvania from 1902 until 1903. It was made by the Reber Manufacturing Co, a company was founded in 1901 by James C. Reber.