Shibley Family History

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Shibley Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): probably a variant of Sibley.

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

Similar surnames: Sibley, Smiley, Chisley, Sible, Shawley, Whirley, Chipley, Shurley

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Shibley Family Origin

Where is the Shibley family from?

Shibley Family Occupations

What did your Shibley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shibley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Shibley's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Jeweler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shibley. A less common occupation for the Shibley family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Jeweler

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shibley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shibley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Shibley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shibley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 667 immigration records available for the last name Shibley. 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 Card

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

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Shibley Life Expectancy

What is the average Shibley lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Shibley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Shibley in 1947 was 52, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shibley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shibley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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