Tabb Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Tabb Name Meaning

English: according to Reaney and Wilson, this is from a Middle English personal name derived from an unattested Old English one, Tæbba. The surname is found mainly in Cornwall, so it could in fact be from a Cornish personal name.

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

Similar surnames: Tubb, Babb, Tabor, Tate, Mabb, Baab, Garb, Tagg, Babe, Raby

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Tabb Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tabb name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tabb. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • France


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Tabb Family Origin

Where is the Tabb family from?

Tabb Family Occupations

What did your Tabb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tabb. A less common occupation for the Tabb family was Keeping House. The most common Tabb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Tabb's were Farmers.

View Census data for Tabb | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Tabb Historical Records

What Tabb family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Tabb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tabb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Tabb

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tabb. 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.

View all Tabb immigration records

Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Tabb. For the veterans among your Tabb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Tabb military records

You've only scratched the surface of Tabb family history.

Tabb Life Expectancy

What is the average Tabb lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Tabb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Tabb in 1942 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tabb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tabb 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.

Famous Tabb Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name