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Kimble Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Kimball. English: habitational name from Great or Little Kimble in Buckinghamshire, named in Old English as ‘the royal bell’ (cynebelle), referring to the shape of a local hill. Americanized spelling of German Gimbel (see Gimble) or Kimbel.

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


Similar surnames: Kemble, Wimble, Kimball, Kibble, Kimber, Kimbell, Kimbel, Keeble

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Where is the Kimble family from?

You can see how Kimble families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kimble family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kimble families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 65 Kimble families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Kimble's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kimble families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kimble surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kimble ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kimble. 22% of Kimble men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Kimble women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kimble were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Kimble. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kimble census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kimble. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Kimble. For the veterans among your Kimble ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kimble lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kimble life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kimble in 1940 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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