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Where did the Irish McGibboney family come from? What is the Irish McGibboney family crest and coat of arms? When did the McGibboney family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McGibboney family history?The surname McGibboney 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 McGibboney is Mac Giobúin.
A single person's name was often spelt simply as it sounded by medieval scribes and church officials. An investigation into the specific origins the name McGibboney has revealed that such a practice has resulted in many spelling variations over the years. A few of its variants include: Fitzgibbon, Fitzgibbons, MacGibbon, Gibbon, Gibbons, Gibben, Gibbens, Gibbin, Gibbins and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGibboney research. Another 339 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1596, and 1608 are included under the topic Early McGibboney History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 40 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGibboney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Ireland experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape the horrific conditions. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name McGibboney: Daniel, George, John, Michael, James, Nicholas, and Patrick Fitzgibbon who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865; Ann Gibbon settled in Virginia in 1660.
The McGibboney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGibboney 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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