Gibb Family History

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Gibb Name Meaning

English: from the common medieval personal name Gib, a short form of Gilbert. This surname is also frequent in Scotland and South Wales.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Gilb, Bibb, Dibb, Tibbs, Gill, Hebb, Giel, Gipp, Hibbs, Babb

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Gibb Family Origin

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Gibb Family Occupations

What did your Gibb ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gibb occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Gibb's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gibb family was Annuitant. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gibb.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gibb ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gibb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Gibb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gibb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Gibb. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Gibb. For the veterans among your Gibb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gibb Life Expectancy

What is the average Gibb lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gibb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gibb in 1944 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gibb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gibb ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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