What does the name Webb mean?
The origin of the Webb surname is English and Scottish. It is believed to be occupational, deriving from the Middle English 'webbe/webba' (weaver), as seen in the Canterbury Tales. The surname Webb would be given to those who worked with and wove cloth, and their descendants.
The earliest occurrence of the Webb surname in our family history documents is from 1451, and we currently have 2,090,736 records where Webb appears.
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Typical jobs for Webbs
Hard-working people, the Webbs. 2795 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Webbs lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Webb in London.
Webbs’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Webbs were angels, apparently. We found 3361 in criminal records.
Webbs in World War I
According to the World War I records, 3415 Webbs served in the First World War.