Kimball Family History

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Kimball Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Kimbel, Old English Cynebeal(d), composed of the elements cyne- ‘royal’ + beald ‘bold’, ‘brave’. English: variant spelling of Kimble.

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

Similar surnames: Kimbell, Kimble, Sibbald, Kidwell, Kemble, Kimbel, Kelsall, Ball

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Kimball Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kimball name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kimball. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Kimball Family Origin

Where is the Kimball family from?

Kimball Family Occupations

What did your Kimball ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kimball occupation in the UK was Gentleman. 25% of Kimball's were Gentlemans. A less common occupation for the Kimball family was Seamstress. Gentleman, Grocer and Paper Linen Goods were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kimball.

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  • Gentleman

  • Grocer

  • Paper Linen Goods

  • Seamstress


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

Kimball Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 162,000 census records available for the last name Kimball. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kimball 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Kimball. 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 37,000 military records available for the last name Kimball. For the veterans among your Kimball ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kimball Life Expectancy

What is the average Kimball lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Kimball life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kimball in 1941 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kimball 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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