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Sibson Name Meaning

habitational name from places in Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire so called. The former, Sibetesdone in Domesday Book, is named with the Old English personal name Sigebed + dun ‘hill’; the latter (Sibestune in Domesday Book) is named with the Old English personal name Sibbi or Sibba + tun ‘settlement’. patronymic from the personal name Sib(be), which is a short form either of the female name Sibilla (see Sibley) or of the Middle English male name Sybald (see Sibbald).

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


Similar surnames: Simpson, Sisson, Ipson, Kitson, Wilson, Ison, Ritson, Robson, Samson

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Where is the Sibson family from?

You can see how Sibson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sibson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sibson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 29 Sibson families living in Ontario. This was about 62% of all the recorded Sibson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sibson families in 1911.
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What did your Sibson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and None were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sibson. 23% of Sibson men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Sibson women worked as a None. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sibson were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • None
    14%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 671 military records available for the last name Sibson. For the veterans among your Sibson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sibson lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Sibson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sibson in 1963 was 56, and 53 in 2003.

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