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Tibbits History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Tibbits is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes 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.

Early Origins of the Tibbits family


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

Early History of the Tibbits family


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Tibbits Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Tibbits has undergone many spelling variations, including Tibbits, Tibbets, Tibbit, Tibbet and others.

Early Notables of the Tibbits family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tibbits family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Tibbits were among those contributors:

Tibbits Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Walter Tibbits, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1651 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Tibbits Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John D. Tibbits, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Adriatic (1871)" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TK-C3K : 6 December 2014), John D. Tibbits, 17 Jun 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic (1871), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary Tibbits, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Umbria" from Liverpool & Queenstown [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX9C-DMP : 6 December 2014), Mary Tibbits, 27 Aug 1894; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Umbria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Tibbits Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Medley Tibbits, aged 29, arrived in City Island New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Minas Prince" from Parrsboro, Nova Scotia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D5-CPP : 6 December 2014), Medley Tibbits, 27 Oct 1920; citing departure port Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, arrival port City Island New York, ship name Minas Prince, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Frederick Tibbits, aged 21, arrived in New York City in 1921 aboard the ship "Canadian Planter" from St. John, New Brunswick [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LL-CWP : 6 December 2014), Frederick Tibbits, 17 Mar 1921; citing departure port St. John, New Brunswick, arrival port New York City, ship name Canadian planter, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Dewey Tibbits, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Steel Voyager" from Avonmouth, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LG-SPB : 6 December 2014), Dewey Tibbits, 19 Mar 1921; citing departure port Avonmouth, England, arrival port New York, ship name Steel Voyager, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Tibbits Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Gerase Tibbits, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Tibbits (post 1700)


  • George Tibbits (1763-1849), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1803-1805)
  • Logan Tibbits, American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
  • Richard White Longmuir Tibbits (1846-1924), Canadian insurance agent and politician who represented Victoria County in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1883 to 1884
  • George Richard Tibbits (1933-2008), Australian composer and architect, awarded the Albert H. Maggs Composition Award in 1975
  • Captain David Tibbits, Chairman of the Board of Trinity House

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TK-C3K : 6 December 2014), John D. Tibbits, 17 Jun 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic (1871), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX9C-DMP : 6 December 2014), Mary Tibbits, 27 Aug 1894; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Umbria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D5-CPP : 6 December 2014), Medley Tibbits, 27 Oct 1920; citing departure port Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, arrival port City Island New York, ship name Minas Prince, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LL-CWP : 6 December 2014), Frederick Tibbits, 17 Mar 1921; citing departure port St. John, New Brunswick, arrival port New York City, ship name Canadian Planter, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LG-SPB : 6 December 2014), Dewey Tibbits, 19 Mar 1921; citing departure port Avonmouth, England, arrival port New York, ship name Steel Voyager, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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