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Bibb Family History

Bibb Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): from the medieval female personal name Bibb, a pet form of Isabel (see Isbell).

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

Similar surnames: Babb, Gibb, Bibby, Bible, Bubb, Hibbs, Tibbs, Bobby, Baab, Dibb

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Where is the Bibb family from?

You can see how Bibb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bibb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bibb families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Bibb families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Bibb's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bibb families in 1911.
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What did your Bibb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bibb. 18% of Bibb men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Bibb women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bibb were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Bibb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bibb 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 914 immigration records available for the last name Bibb. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Bibb. For the veterans among your Bibb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bibb lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bibb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bibb in 1942 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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