Gibbens Family History

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Gibbens Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Gibbon 1. German: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with geba ‘gift’.

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

Similar surnames: Wibbels, Gubbins, Gibbons, Gibbins, Gebben, Gubbels, Hibben, Gibbon

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Gibbens Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gibbens name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gibbens. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Gibbens Family Origin

Where is the Gibbens family from?

Gibbens Family Occupations

What did your Gibbens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gibbens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Gibbens's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gibbens family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gibbens.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Gibbens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Gibbens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gibbens 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gibbens. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gibbens. For the veterans among your Gibbens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gibbens Life Expectancy

What is the average Gibbens lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gibbens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gibbens in 1944 was 35, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gibbens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gibbens 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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