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Where did the Irish Fitzgibbon family come from? What is the Irish Fitzgibbon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fitzgibbon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fitzgibbon family history?The surname Fitzgibbon is derived from the name Gibb, a short form of the Norman personal name Gilbert. This name was originally derived from the name Gislebert, which is comprised of the Germanic elements "gisil," which means "hostage" or "noble youth," and "berht," which means "bright" or "famous." The name features the distinctive Irish patronymic prefix "fitz," which means "son of" in Anglo-French. This is derived from the Old French word "fils," which ultimately comes from the Latin word " filius," both of which mean "son." The Gaelic form of the surname Fitzgibbon is Mac Giobúin.
During the lifetime of an individual person, his name was often spelt by church officials and medieval scribes the way it sounded. An examination of the many different origins of each name has revealed many spelling variations for the name: Fitzgibbon, Fitzgibbons, MacGibbon, Gibbon, Gibbons, Gibben, Gibbens, Gibbin, Gibbins and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fitzgibbon research. Another 339 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1596, and 1608 are included under the topic Early Fitzgibbon History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 40 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fitzgibbon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Ireland's Great Potato Famine left the country's inhabitants in extreme poverty and starvation. Many families left their homeland for North America for the promise of work, freedom and land ownership. Although the Irish were not free of economic and racial discrimination in North America, they did contribute greatly to the rapid development of bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Eventually, they would be accepted in other areas such as commerce, education, and the arts. An examination of immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Fitzgibbon:
Fitzgibbon Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Fitzgibbon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fitzgibbon 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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