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Where did the English Hibbitt family come from? What is the English Hibbitt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hibbitt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hibbitt family history?Hibbitt is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hibbitt family name comes from the Norman personal name Hildebert, which is composed of the Germanic elements hild, which meant battle or strife, and berht, which meant bright or famous. The Norman Conquerors imported a vast number of Norman French personal names into England, which largely replaced traditional Old English personal names among the upper and middle classes.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Hibbitt has been recorded under many different variations, including Hibbert, Hibart, Hibbard, Hibbart, Hibbet, Hibbets, Hibbett, Hibbotts, Hubert, Hubbert, Hubbard and many more.
First found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hibbitt research. Another 292 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1757, 1770, 1837, and 1849 are included under the topic Early Hibbitt History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 34 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hibbitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hibbitt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 120 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Hibbitts were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Hibbitt Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fidem rectumque colendo
Motto Translation: By cultivating fidelity and rectitude.
The Hibbitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hibbitt 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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