Gabb Family History

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Gabb Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Babb, Gaba, Garb, Tabb, Gabe, Sabb, Gibb, Gaub, Mabb, Nabb

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Gabb Family Origin

Where is the Gabb family from?

Gabb Family Occupations

What did your Gabb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gabb. A less common occupation for the Gabb family was Butcher. The most common Gabb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Gabb's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Black Smith

  • Butcher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gabb ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gabb Historical Records

What Gabb family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Gabb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gabb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gabb. 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 Card

There are 843 military records available for the last name Gabb. For the veterans among your Gabb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gabb Life Expectancy

What is the average Gabb lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gabb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Gabb in 1956 was 37, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gabb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gabb ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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