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Kibbe Name Meaning

English: according to Reaney this is a nickname from an unattested Old English word cybbe meaning ‘clumsy’ or ‘thickset’. Reaney’s speculation is apparently based on taking the Middle English word kibble ‘cudgel’ as a diminutive of an unattested Old English word. Corresponding personal names have been postulated for the place names Kibworth (‘enclosure of a man called Cybba’) and Kibblesworth (‘enclosure of a man called Cybbel’); so, in theory, the surname could be a reflex of these Old English personal names. North German: nickname for a cantankerous person, from Middle Low German, Middle High German kiven ‘to quarrel’.

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

Similar surnames: Kibble, Nibbe, Krabbe, Kinne, Skibbe, Knobbe, Knabe, Kimber, Dibb

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Kibbe Family Origin

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Kibbe Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kibbe. A less common occupation for the Kibbe family was Compounds Medicine. The most common Kibbe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Kibbe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Compounds Medicine


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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Kibbe Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kibbe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kibbe in 1957 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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