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Wibben Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant spelling of Wibem, a patronymic from a derivative of the Germanic personal names Wibert (a compound of wig ‘battle’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘shining’) or Wiboud (a compound of wig ‘battle’ + bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’.

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


Similar surnames: Wibbels, Hibben, Lubben, Wubben, Sebben, Wible, Habben, Wieber, Wiebe

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Where is the Wibben family from?

You can see how Wibben families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wibben family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Wibben families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Wibben families living in Nebraska. This was about 32% of all the recorded Wibben's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Wibben families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wibben surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wibben ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wibben. 75% of Wibben men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Wibben women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wibben were Farm Operator and Teacher. .

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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
    75%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Operator
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    37%
  • Seamstress
    28%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wibben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wibben 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 182 immigration records available for the last name Wibben. 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 158 military records available for the last name Wibben. For the veterans among your Wibben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wibben lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wibben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Wibben in 1963 was 77, and 83 in 2004.

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