Gibbons Family History

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Gibbons Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Gibbon.

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

Similar surnames: Gibbins, Gibbens, Gibbon, Gubbins, Gibbs, Gibson, Cobbins, Simons

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Gibbons Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gibbons name?

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


  • Norway


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Gibbons Family Origin

Where is the Gibbons family from?

Gibbons Family Occupations

What did your Gibbons ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gibbons occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Gibbons's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gibbons family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gibbons.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Gibbons Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 335,000 census records available for the last name Gibbons. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gibbons 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 98,000 immigration records available for the last name Gibbons. 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 41,000 military records available for the last name Gibbons. For the veterans among your Gibbons ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gibbons Life Expectancy

What is the average Gibbons lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gibbons life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gibbons in 1943 was 67, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gibbons 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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