Gribben Family History

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Gribben Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac (Mag) Roibín, a patronymic from the Norman personal name Robin, a pet form of Robert.

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

Similar surnames: Gribble, Gillen, Giblin, Gibbens, Gebben, Gruben, Gibbon, Hibben

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Gribben Family Origin

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Gribben Family Occupations

What did your Gribben ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gribben family was Wood Carver. Butcher, Cooper and Switchman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gribben. The most common Gribben occupation in Canada was Butcher. 40% of Gribben's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

  • Cooper

  • Switchman

  • Wood Carver


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

Gribben Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gribben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gribben 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gribben. 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 Gribben. For the veterans among your Gribben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gribben Life Expectancy

What is the average Gribben lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gribben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gribben in 1953 was 33, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gribben

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gribben 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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