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Gibbs Family History

Gibbs Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Gibb.

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

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735,520 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
67,547 Military Records
42,054 Immigration Records
550,883 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Gibbs Families

  • Number of Gibbs families
     345 - 687
     116 - 344
     1 - 115
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gibbs families
     1,635 - 3,267
     546 - 1,634
     1 - 545
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gibbs families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gibbs census records

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Gibbs Family Origin

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Gibbs Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gibbs

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Gibbs Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gibbs census records

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Gibbs Civil War Service Records

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