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Cribbs Name Meaning

English: variant of Cribb or Cripps.

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


Similar surnames: Cribb, Kribbs, Grubbs, Crabbe, Phibbs, Cripps, Combs, Crofts, Crees

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Where is the Cribbs family from?

You can see how Cribbs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cribbs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cribbs families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Cribbs families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Cribbs's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Cribbs families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cribbs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cribbs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cribbs. 28% of Cribbs men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Cribbs women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cribbs were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Cribbs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cribbs 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 582 immigration records available for the last name Cribbs. 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 Cribbs. For the veterans among your Cribbs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cribbs lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cribbs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Cribbs in 1944 was 28, and 70 in 2004.

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