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Kibby Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Kibi (see Kibbee) or Kibbe. Anglicized spelling of Welsh Cybi, probably a habitational name from Caergybi, the Welsh name of Holyhead. The surname is common in Somerset and Wiltshire, England.

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


Similar surnames: Gibby, Kirby, Kilby, Hubby, Wilby, Kibbe, Kibbee, Bixby, Kobbe, Bigby

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Where is the Kibby family from?

You can see how Kibby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kibby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kibby families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Kibby families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Kibby's in USA. New York had the highest population of Kibby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kibby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kibby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kibby. 26% of Kibby men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Kibby women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kibby were Carpenter and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 831 immigration records available for the last name Kibby. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kibby. For the veterans among your Kibby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kibby lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kibby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kibby in 1952 was 42, and 59 in 2004.

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