Sibley Family History

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Sibley Name Meaning

English: from the popular medieval female personal name Sibley, a vernacular form of Latin Sibilla, from Greek Sibylla, a title of obscure origin borne by various oracular priestesses in classical times. In Christian mythology the sibyls came to be classed as pagan prophets (who had prophesied the coming of Christ), and hence the name was an acceptable one that could be bestowed on a Christian child.

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

Similar surnames: Sisley, Sible, Tilley, Staley, Sidley, Willey, Shibley, Cilley, Iley

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Sibley Family Origin

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Sibley Family Occupations

What did your Sibley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sibley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Sibley's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sibley. A less common occupation for the Sibley family was Bricklayer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Gardener

  • Bricklayer


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

Sibley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 115,000 census records available for the last name Sibley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sibley 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Sibley. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Sibley. For the veterans among your Sibley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sibley Life Expectancy

What is the average Sibley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sibley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sibley in 1944 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sibley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sibley 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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