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 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gibson. 33% of Gibson men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Gibson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gibson were Farmers Son and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Income
  • Nurse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gibson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million 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 166,000 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 221,000 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.

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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.

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