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Cribb Name Meaning

English: from Old English crib(b) ‘manger’, (later) ‘ox stall’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a cowherd.

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


Similar surnames: Crabb, Clubb, Crist, Crisp, Cripe, Cribbs, Dibb, Grubb, Cobb, Bibb

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Where is the Cribb family from?

You can see how Cribb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cribb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cribb families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Cribb families living in South Carolina. This was about 63% of all the recorded Cribb's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Cribb families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cribb surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cribb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cribb. 36% of Cribb men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Cribb women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cribb were Farm Laborer and Seamstress. .

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Cribb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cribb 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cribb. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Cribb. For the veterans among your Cribb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cribb lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cribb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Cribb in 1945 was 63, and 73 in 2004.

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