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Giblin Family History

Giblin Surname Meaning

Irish (Connacht): Anglicized form of Ó Gibelláin ‘descendant of Gibeallán’ a personal name of uncertain meaning. The Ó Gibealláin were a prominent ecclesiastical family in County Roscommon during the 13–14th centuries. French: shortened form of Gibelin from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with the element gib a variant of geb ‘gift’ (see Gebhardt ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Giffin, Gitlin, Ribelin, Timlin, Gillen, Gaulin, Gamlin, Rivlin

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Where is the Giblin family from?

You can see how Giblin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Giblin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Giblin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Giblin families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Giblin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Giblin families in 1911.
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What did your Giblin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Giblin. 20% of Giblin 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 1921

  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Painter
  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Giblin. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Giblin. For the veterans among your Giblin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Giblin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Giblin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Giblin in 1944 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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