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Sibbald Family History

Sibbald Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire and Midlothian) and northern English: from the Middle English and Scots personal name Sybald Sibald (Old English Sǣbeald from ‘sea’ + beald ‘brave’ or more likely Sigebeald with sige ‘victory’ as the first element). The name was reinforced in the early Middle Ages by the Norman introduction of an ancient Germanic cognate in its French form Sibaud.

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


Similar surnames: Kimball, Sebald, Gibbard, Sinibaldi, Bald, Seewald, Wiebold, Seibold

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Where is the Sibbald family from?

You can see how Sibbald families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sibbald family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sibbald families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 2 Sibbald families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Sibbald's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sibbald families in 1840.
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What did your Sibbald ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sibbald. 30% of Sibbald men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Sibbald women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sibbald were Laborer and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    30%
  • Farm Helper
    18%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    45%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sibbald. 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 Sibbald. For the veterans among your Sibbald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sibbald lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sibbald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Sibbald in 1963 was 95, and 81 in 2004.

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