Gibbon Family History

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Gibbon Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Gibbon, a pet form of Gibb.

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

Similar surnames: Gibbens, Giblin, Gibb, Gibbons, Sibson, Hibben, Gribben, Mcgibbon

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Gibbon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gibbon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gibbon. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Gibbon Family Origin

Where is the Gibbon family from?

Gibbon Family Occupations

What did your Gibbon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gibbon family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gibbon. The most common Gibbon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Gibbon's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Coal Miner


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

Gibbon Historical Records

What Gibbon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Gibbon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gibbon 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Gibbon. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Gibbon. For the veterans among your Gibbon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gibbon Life Expectancy

What is the average Gibbon lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gibbon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Gibbon in 1945 was 36, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gibbon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gibbon 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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