Webb Family History

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Webb Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, early Middle English webbe, from Old English webba (a primary derivative of wefan ‘to weave’; compare Weaver 1). This word survived into Middle English long enough to give rise to the surname, but was already obsolescent as an agent noun; hence the secondary forms with the agent suffixes -er and -ster. Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish cognates, including Weber and Weberman.

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

Similar surnames: Webber, Wein, Babb, Tabb, West, Hebb, Dibb, Wege, Sebo, Weil

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Webb Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Webb name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Webb. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Webb Family Origin

Where is the Webb family from?

Webb Family Occupations

What did your Webb ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Webb family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Webb. The most common Webb occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Webb's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner


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

Webb Historical Records

What Webb family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Webb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Webb 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 113,000 immigration records available for the last name Webb. 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 197,000 military records available for the last name Webb. For the veterans among your Webb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Webb Life Expectancy

What is the average Webb lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Webb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Webb in 1940 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Webb 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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