Webb Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, early Middle English webbe, from Old English webba (a primary derivative of wefan ‘to weave’; compare Weaver 1). This word survived into Middle English long enough to give rise to the surname, but was already obsolescent as an agent noun; hence the secondary forms with the agent suffixes -er and -ster. Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish cognates, including Weber and Weberman.

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


Similar surnames: Webber, Wein, Babb, Tabb, West, Hebb, Dibb, Wege, Sebo, Weil

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Webb Family Origin

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Webb Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Student

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, the most common Webb occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Webb's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Webb family was Labourer. Farmer, Student and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Webb.

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Webb Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Webb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Webb in 1940 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Webb

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