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Nibbe Family History

Nibbe Name Meaning

North German: nickname meaning ‘beak’, or from a short form of a Germanic personal name Nippo, composed of Old High German nit ‘hostility’, ‘eagerness’ + boto ‘messenger’.

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


Similar surnames: Kibbe, Nobbe, Hibben, Robbe, Ibe, Noble, Wobbe, Wiebe, Kibble, Siebe

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Where is the Nibbe family from?

You can see how Nibbe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nibbe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Nibbe families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 23 Nibbe families living in Illinois. This was about 43% of all the recorded Nibbe's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Nibbe families in 1880.
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What did your Nibbe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nibbe. 43% of Nibbe men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    43%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nibbe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nibbe 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 326 immigration records available for the last name Nibbe. 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 483 military records available for the last name Nibbe. For the veterans among your Nibbe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nibbe lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Nibbe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nibbe in 1956 was 60, and 73 in 2004.

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