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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tibbs

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From a Middle English diminutive of the given names Theobald and Isabel.

  1. A patronymic and matronymic surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tibbs

Virgil Tibbs is a detective and lawyer.


Gary Tibbs is a new wave music and post-punk musician. He plays Bass guitar. Gary was born on January 25th, 1958.


Casey Duane Tibbs was an actor, cowboy, and rodeo performer. Casey was born on March 5th, 1929 in Stanley County, South Dakota, U.S. He left this life on January 28th, 1990.


Delbert was born on June 19th, 1939 in Shelby, Mississippi. He breathed his last breath on November 23rd, 2013.


Andrew Tibbs was an electric blues and urban blues singing and songwriter. He plays Human voice. He was most prominent from 1940 to 1940. Andrew was given the name Melvin Andrew Grayson on February 2nd, 1929 in Columbus, Ohio. Andrew is also known as Grayson and Melvin Andrew. He left this life on May 5th, 1991.


He left this life in 1943.


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Popularity of Tibbs as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tibbs U.S.
  White 60.42% 64.26%
  African American 33.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tibbs

People with the last name Tibbs are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Tibbs

  • How Popular is the name Tibbs? As a last name Tibbs was the 4,835th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Tibbs first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tibbs is Saturday, November 2nd, 1907.
  • How unique is the name Tibbs? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tibbs. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Tibbs: Your name in reverse order is Sbbit. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tisbb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tibbs? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,294 people with the last name Tibbs.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tibbs? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Tibbs as their last name.

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