Webb Family History

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Webb Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, early Middle English webbe, from Old English webba (a primary derivative of wefan ‘to weave’; compare Weaver 1). This word survived into Middle English long enough to give rise to the surname, but was already obsolescent as an agent noun; hence the secondary forms with the agent suffixes -er and -ster. Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish cognates, including Weber and Weberman.

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


Similar surnames: Webber, Wein, Babb, Tabb, West, Hebb, Dibb, Wege, Sebo, Weil

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Webb Family Origin

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Webb Family Occupations

What did your Webb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Webb. 15% of Webb men worked as a Farmer and 6% of Webb women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Webb were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
  • Teacher
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Webb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Webb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Webb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 113,000 immigration records available for the last name Webb. 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 Card

There are 197,000 military records available for the last name Webb. For the veterans among your Webb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Webb Life Expectancy

What is the average Webb lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Webb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Webb in 1940 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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