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Wimble Name Meaning

English (Kent): origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of the habitational name Wimbley, or a variant of Wimple, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wimples, from Middle English wimple (Old English wimpel ‘veil’).

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


Similar surnames: Kimble, Wimbley, Womble, Kemble, Kibble, Windle, Wintle, Wile, Humble

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Where is the Wimble family from?

You can see how Wimble families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wimble family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wimble families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Wimble families living in Georgia. This was about 67% of all the recorded Wimble's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Wimble families in 1840.
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What did your Wimble ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wimble. 31% of Wimble men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Wimble. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wimble 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 852 immigration records available for the last name Wimble. 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 976 military records available for the last name Wimble. For the veterans among your Wimble ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wimble lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wimble life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Wimble in 1959 was 56, and 4 in 2004.

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