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When the ancestors of the Webb family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066, they brought their name with them. It is a name for a weaver which was in turn derived from the Old English word webbe, meaning a woven cloth, and was used to indicate someone employed in making such fabric.

Webb Early Origins



The surname Webb was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat anciently from about the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Webb Spelling Variations


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Webb Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Webb, Webbe and others.

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Webb Early History


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Webb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Webb research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1663, 1734, 1708, 1713 and are included under the topic Early Webb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Webb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Webb Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Webb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Webb In Ireland


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Webb In Ireland



Some of the Webb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Webb or a variant listed above:

Webb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Webb, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1628
  • Richard Webb who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630 with his wife Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth Webb and her husband, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Anthony Webb, aged 20, arrived in St Christopher in 1633
  • Arthur Webb, who landed in Maryland in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Webb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Humphry Webb, who arrived in Virginia in 1719
  • Isac Webb, who landed in New England in 1731

Webb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Webb, aged 36, landed in New York in 1812
  • Isabella Webb, who arrived in New York, NY in 1843
  • Eva Webb, aged 12, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Elizabeth Webb, aged 4, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Barbara Webb, aged 14, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Webb Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Richard Webb, who settled in Brigus, Newfoundland, in 1677 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Webb Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Webb, who was a fisherman in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1735 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mrs. Ann Webb U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 333 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Noah Webb U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Richardson Webb U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Sarah Webb U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Webb Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Isaiah Webb, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Clayton Webb, who landed in Canada in 1836
  • Isaac Webb, who landed in Canada in 1836

Webb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah Webb, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • William Webb, English convict from Buckinghamshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Thomas Webb, a carpenter, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Webb, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • John Webb, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Webb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Fredrick Webb landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Cuba
  • George Webb landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William H Webb landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Charles Webb, aged 20, a bricklayer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cuba" in 1840
  • James Webb landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Webb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Webb (post 1700)



  • Wilfred Dwight Webb (1921-2016), American educator and politician, Member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1987-1992)
  • Stephen H. Webb (1961-2016), American theologian and philosopher of religion
  • Wilma Webb, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • Willis S. Webb, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Muskegon County 1st District, 1930
  • William T. A. Webb, American Republican politician, Real estate business; Member of New York State Assembly from Delaware County, 1938-42
  • William S. Webb, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944, 1948
  • William Robert Webb (1842-1926), American Democrat politician, U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1913
  • William P. Webb, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Penang, 1922
  • William G. Webb, American politician, U.S. Consul in Zanzibar, 1859-61
  • William Webb, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • ... (Another 180 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Webb Historic Events


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Webb Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Oliver Ernest Raymond Webb (1909-1941), Australian Acting Petty Officer from Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Arthur Charles Webb (1920-1941), Australian Able Seaman from St. Albans, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Albert F Webb (b. 1902), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Webb, British Artificer / Gunner, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Charles Webb, British, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Charles Samuel Henry Webb, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Webb, British Chief Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Allan George Webb, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Frank †Reg Webb, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Lancelot Vere† Obe Webb, British Commander "S", who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Webb, English Trimmer from Walton, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. William Webb, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Medforth, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Sarah Webb, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Medforth, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Webb, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Medforth, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Miss Minnie Webb, American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. S Webb (d. 1912), aged 28, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Webb


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Suggested Readings for the name Webb



  • Webb Families of the Virginias by Ronald R. Turner.
  • Webb Family of Bearwallow Ridge by David G. Webb J.
  • by David G. Webb Jr.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Webb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Webb 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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