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Where did the English Webb family come from? What is the English Webb family crest and coat of arms? When did the Webb family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Webb family history?When the ancestors of the Webb family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066, they brought their name with them. It is a name for a weaver which was in turn derived from the Old English word webbe, meaning a woven cloth, and was used to indicate someone employed in making such fabric.
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Webb, Webbe and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Webb research. Another 203 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1663, 1734, 1708, 1713 and are included under the topic Early Webb History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 39 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Webb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Webb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 157 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Webb or a variant listed above:
Webb Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Webb Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Webb Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Webb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Webb Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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