Gribble Family History

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Gribble Name Meaning

English: from a Norman personal name Grimbald, composed of the Germanic elements grim ‘mask’, ‘helmet’ + bald, bold ‘bold’, ‘brave’. Respelling of German Gribbel, from a pet form of a personal name formed with Greif.

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

Similar surnames: Ribble, Grubbe, Ringle, Gribben, Grindle, Trumble, Gibble, Pribyl

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Gribble Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gribble name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gribble. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Gribble Family Origin

Where is the Gribble family from?

Gribble Family Occupations

What did your Gribble ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gribble occupation in Canada was Clerk. 22% of Gribble's were Clerks. Clerk, Cabinet Maker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gribble. A less common occupation for the Gribble family was M Police.

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  • Clerk

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Laborer

  • M Police


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

Gribble Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Gribble. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gribble 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gribble. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Gribble. For the veterans among your Gribble ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gribble Life Expectancy

What is the average Gribble lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gribble life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gribble in 1944 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gribble 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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