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Gibson Family History

Gibson Name Meaning
Scottish and English: patronymic from Gibb.

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

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1,828,119 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
213,498 Military Records
149,027 Immigration Records
1,260,651 Census and Voter Lists
3,296,336 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gibson Families

  • Number of Gibson families
     828 - 1,654
     277 - 827
     1 - 276
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gibson families
     2,436 - 4,869
     813 - 2,435
     1 - 812
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gibson families
     1,584 - 3,165
     529 - 1,583
     1 - 528
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gibson census records

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Gibson Family Origin

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Gibson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gibson

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Gibson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gibson census records

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Gibson Civil War Service Records

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