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Bible Family History

Bible Name Meaning

English: from the female personal name Bibel, a pet form of Bibb. Perhaps an altered spelling of South German Biebl, a variant of Biebel.

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


Similar surnames: Bibler, Dible, Sible, Wible, Bille, Doble, Hille, Babe, Balle, Biffle

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Where is the Bible family from?

You can see how Bible families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bible family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bible families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Bible families living in Tennessee. This was about 53% of all the recorded Bible's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Bible families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bible surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bible ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bible. 32% of Bible men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Bible women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bible were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Bible. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bible 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bible. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bible. For the veterans among your Bible ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bible lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bible life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Bible in 1949 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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