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Skibbe Name Meaning

North German: from Sorbian skiba ‘slice of bread’, perhaps a nickname for a poor person.

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


Similar surnames: Kibbe, Stibbe, Krabbe, Skube, Nibbe, Stubbe, Skiba, Skibba, Stobbe

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Where is the Skibbe family from?

You can see how Skibbe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Skibbe family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Skibbe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Skibbe families living in Illinois. This was about 46% of all the recorded Skibbe's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Skibbe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Skibbe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Skibbe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Skibbe. 38% of Skibbe men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Skibbe women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Skibbe were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
    38%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    67%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Skibbe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skibbe 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 503 immigration records available for the last name Skibbe. 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 567 military records available for the last name Skibbe. For the veterans among your Skibbe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Skibbe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Skibbe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Skibbe in 1953 was 60, and 81 in 2004.

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