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Webb Family History

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

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1,966,290 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
188,268 Military Records
100,876 Immigration Records
1,432,723 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Webb Families

  • Number of Webb families
     703 - 1,404
     235 - 702
     1 - 234
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Webb families
     4,599 - 9,195
     1,534 - 4,598
     1 - 1,533
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Webb families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Webb census records

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Webb Family Origin

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Webb Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Webb

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Webb Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Webb census records

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Webb Civil War Service Records

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