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Gibb Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Gibb a pet form of Gilbert (compare Gibbs ). This surname is also frequent in Scotland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gilb, Bibb, Dibb, Tibbs, Gill, Hebb, Giel, Gipp, Hibbs, Babb

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Where is the Gibb family from?

You can see how Gibb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gibb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gibb families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 13 Gibb families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Gibb's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gibb families in 1840.
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What did your Gibb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gibb. 14% of Gibb men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Gibb women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gibb were Clerk and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Gibb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gibb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Gibb. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Gibb. For the veterans among your Gibb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gibb lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gibb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gibb in 1944 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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