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Kibble Family History

Kibble Name Meaning

English: from Middle English kibble ‘cudgel’, hence a nickname for a heavy, thickset man or for a belligerent individual. Altered spelling of German Kibbel or Kübel, a metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German kübel ‘vat’, from Latin cupella ‘drinking vessel’, ‘grain measure’. Compare Kibler.

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


Similar surnames: Kibbe, Keeble, Kibel, Kimble, Gibble, Wimble, Kille, Nibbe, Bible

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Where is the Kibble family from?

You can see how Kibble families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kibble family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kibble families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Kibble families living in Ohio. This was about 30% of all the recorded Kibble's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Kibble families in 1840.
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What did your Kibble ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kibble. 39% of Kibble men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Kibble women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kibble were Proprietor and Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kibble. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kibble. For the veterans among your Kibble ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kibble lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kibble life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kibble in 1944 was 39, and 85 in 2004.

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