Gibb Family History

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Gibb Name Meaning

English: from the common medieval personal name Gib, a short form of Gilbert. This surname is also frequent in Scotland and South Wales.

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

Similar surnames: Gilb, Bibb, Dibb, Tibbs, Gill, Hebb, Giel, Gipp, Hibbs, Babb

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Gibb Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gibb name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Gibb Family Origin

Where is the Gibb family from?

Gibb Family Occupations

What did your Gibb ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Miller and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gibb. A less common occupation for the Gibb family was Merchant. The most common Gibb occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Gibb's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Miller

  • Carpenter

  • Merchant


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

Gibb Historical Records

What Gibb family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Gibb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gibb 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Gibb. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Gibb. For the veterans among your Gibb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gibb Life Expectancy

What is the average Gibb lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gibb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gibb in 1944 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gibb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gibb 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.

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