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Tibbetts is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the Old French personal name Theobald, which comes from the Germanic name Theudebald. It probably came to England in the wake of the Norman invasion of 1066, when King William actively encouraged immigration of skilled craftsmen and administrators from the continent. Theobald means "people bold" and was a common continental name. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Vernacular names that were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have cognates in most European languages. For example, the court of Charlemagne (742-814) was Christian and Latin-speaking, but the Frankish dialect of Old German was commonly used for personal names. Vernacular names were widespread throughout Normandy. Accordingly, many typical English and French names are in fact, originally of Germanic origin and often have cognates in other European countries. This particular patronym is derived from a diminutive of the name Theobald; a common diminutive of Theobald was Tib, Tib-et is a double diminutive (a diminutive of a diminutive) of the name.

Tibbetts Early Origins



The surname Tibbetts was first found in Northampton where they were believed to be seated since shortly after the Conquest in 1066.

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Tibbetts Spelling Variations


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Tibbetts Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tibbetts have been found, including Tibbits, Tibbets, Tibbit, Tibbet and others.

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Tibbetts Early History


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Tibbetts Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tibbetts research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tibbetts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tibbetts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tibbetts Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Tibbetts, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Tibbetts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Walter Tibbetts, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1651
  • Jeremiah Tibbetts, who arrived in New England in 1656
  • Henry Tibbetts, who arrived in New England in 1665
  • Thomas Tibbetts, who landed in Maryland in 1675

Tibbetts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Tibbetts, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • A Tibbetts, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Enoch Tibbetts, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States from Cradley Heath, in 1892
  • Mary Tibbetts, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • R.M. Tibbetts, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tibbetts Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lewis Tibbetts, aged 45, who emigrated to America from London, in 1900
  • Hannah Tibbetts, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • E. Rebe Tibbetts, aged 21, who landed in America from Ely, England, in 1904
  • Elizabeth Tibbetts, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from Ely, England, in 1904
  • Henry Arthur Tibbetts, aged 20, who landed in America from Leicester, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tibbetts Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Solomon Tibbetts, who arrived in Canada in 1828

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tibbetts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tibbetts (post 1700)



  • William Thomas "Billy" Tibbetts (b. 1974), American retired NHL professional hockey player who played from 1994 to 2012
  • Margaret Joy Tibbetts (1919-2010), American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Norway from 1964 to 1969
  • John C. Tibbetts (b. 1946), American film critic, historian, painter and pianist
  • George W. Tibbetts (b. 1845), American merchant and hops farmer who was a well-known critic of Chinese labor being used in place of white labor ( c. 1885)
  • Willard Lewis Tibbetts Jr. (1903-1992), American Olympic bronze medalist runner at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Steve Tibbetts (b. 1954), American guitarist
  • Darwin Kurt Tibbetts OBE (b. 1954), Caymanian politician, Leader of Government Business (2005 to 2009), Leader of the Opposition (2009 to 2011)
  • Michael Tibbetts, Professor of Biology at Bard College

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Suggested Readings for the name Tibbetts


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Suggested Readings for the name Tibbetts



  • Mary Tibbetts Dennison, 1877-1970, Her Genealogical Lines by Bertie Holmes Boodry.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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