Gibson Family History

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Gibson Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from Gibb.

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


Similar surnames: Gipson, Sibson, Gibbon, Gilson, Kitson, Dobson, Eidson, Wilson

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Gibson Family Origin

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Gibson Family Occupations

What did your Gibson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gibson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Gibson's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gibson. A less common occupation for the Gibson family was Going To School.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Servant

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Going To School

    3%

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

Gibson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gibson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gibson 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gibson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gibson. For the veterans among your Gibson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gibson Life Expectancy

What is the average Gibson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gibson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gibson in 1940 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gibson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gibson 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.

Famous Gibson Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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