Gibbs Family History

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Gibbs Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Gibb.

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

Similar surnames: Tibbs, Nobbs, Bibbs, Robbs, Dabbs, Dobbs, Grubbs, Hibbs, Ebbs, Gibbon

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Gibbs Family Origin

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Gibbs Family Occupations

What did your Gibbs ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gibbs occupation in Canada was Farmer. 19% of Gibbs's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gibbs family was Farmer Son. Farmer, Servant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gibbs.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Labourer

  • Farmer Son


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

Gibbs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 588,000 census records available for the last name Gibbs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gibbs 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 48,000 immigration records available for the last name Gibbs. 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 75,000 military records available for the last name Gibbs. For the veterans among your Gibbs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gibbs Life Expectancy

What is the average Gibbs lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gibbs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gibbs in 1941 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gibbs 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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