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Gribble Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) crabtree or blackthorn’ from Middle English gribbele. English (of Norman origin): from a Norman personal name Grimbald composed of the ancient Germanic elements grīm ‘mask helmet’ + bald bold ‘bold brave’. Grimbald became Gribald through assimilation of mb to bb. Altered form of German Gribbel from a pet form of a personal name formed with Greif .

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

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

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You can see how Gribble families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gribble family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gribble families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 43 Gribble families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Gribble's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gribble families in 1911.
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What did your Gribble ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Gribble. 64% of Gribble men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Gribble women worked as a Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Printer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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