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Sibson Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from Sibson (Leicestershire) also known as Sibstone or Sipson in Harmondsworth (Middlesex). The Leicestershire placename probably derives from the Old English personal-name Sigeberht (genitive Sigeberhtes) + Old English dūn ‘hill’ while the Middlesex placename probably comes from the Old English personal name Sibwine (genitive Sibwines) + Old English tūn. Influence from (and confusion with) Middle English Sibbeson ‘Sibyl's son’ (see below) also seems likely. metronymic from Middle English Sibb a pet form of the female personal name Sibyl + -son. Compare Sibley .

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

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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 165 Sibson families living in Leicestershire. This was about 35% of all the recorded Sibson's in United Kingdom. Leicestershire had the highest population of Sibson families in 1891.
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What did your Sibson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Sibson. 24% of Sibson men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Sibson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sibson were Incapacitated and Unpaid Household Duties. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Stoker
  • Cowman
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Household Duties
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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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