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Webb Family History

Webb Surname Meaning

English: occupational name for a weaver from early Middle English webbe (Old English webba (masculine) or webbe (feminine) probably used of both male and female weavers). 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 (see Webster Webber and compare Weaver ). Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames cognates of 1 including Weber and Weberman.

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


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

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Where is the Webb family from?

You can see how Webb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Webb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Webb families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 9,195 Webb families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Webb's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Webb families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Webb surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Webb 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 Webb. 6% of Webb men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Webb women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Webb were Incapacitated and Incapacitated. .

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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
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Bricklayer
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    64%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Webb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Webb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 113,000 immigration records available for the last name Webb. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 197,000 military records available for the last name Webb. For the veterans among your Webb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Webb lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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