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Gibbon Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Giboin (ancient Germanic Gebawin) or from the Old French personal name Gibon the French oblique case form of ancient Germanic Gibo a pet form of names such as Gebawin and Gibard (see Gibbard ). English: alternatively a diminutive of the personal name Gibb . Scottish and Irish: variant of McGibbon .

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

Similar surnames: Gibbens, Giblin, Gibb, Gibbons, Sibson, Hibben, Gribben, Mcgibbon

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Where is the Gibbon family from?

You can see how Gibbon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gibbon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gibbon families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Gibbon families living in Virginia. This was about 26% of all the recorded Gibbon's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Gibbon families in 1840.
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What did your Gibbon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gibbon. 17% of Gibbon men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Gibbon women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gibbon were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Gibbon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gibbon 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Gibbon. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Gibbon. For the veterans among your Gibbon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gibbon lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gibbon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Gibbon in 1945 was 36, and 82 in 2004.

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