Bibby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Bibby name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Bibby is derived from Bibbe, an ancient personal name which is now a Yorkshire and Lancashire surname. A family named Bibby, which possessed a freehold at Ribchester during the 14th century, is descended from Richard Bibby, who lived in the late 13th century and who was the son of a woman named Bibbi.

Early Origins of the Bibby family

The surname Bibby was first found in Leicestershire where they had been settled since ancient times before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Bibby family

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Bibby Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bibby were recorded, including Bibby, Bibbee, Bibee, Bibbie and others.

Early Notables of the Bibby family (pre 1700)

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Bibby Ranking

In the United States, the name Bibby is the 16,632nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Bibby migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bibby family emigrate to North America:

Bibby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Bibby, who arrived in America in 1768 [2]
Bibby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • T Bibby, aged 68, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]
  • James Bibby, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [2]
  • Richard Bibby, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [2]
  • Caroline Bibby, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Annie C. Bibby, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bibby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • A. W. Bibby, aged 57, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1903
  • Adelaide Bibby, aged 33, who landed in America from Penarth, S. Wales, in 1907
  • Arthur H. Bibby, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Channel Island, Guernsey, England, in 1910
  • Avis Bibby, aged 17, who landed in America from Channel Island, Guernsey, England, in 1910
  • David Bibby, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from West Martin, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Bibby migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bibby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Richard Bibby U.E. who settled in Prince Edward County, Ontario c. 1783 he was a British Soldier [3]

Australia Bibby migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bibby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Bibby, English convict who was convicted in Manchester, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 18th June 1835, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [4]

New Zealand Bibby migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bibby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Bibby, (b. 1833), aged 23, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd July 1856 [5]
  • Edward Bibby, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Albemarle" in 1862

Contemporary Notables of the name Bibby (post 1700) +

  • Jim Bibby (b. 1944), American Major League Baseball player
  • Mike Bibby (b. 1978), American basketball player
  • Sir Arthur Harold Bibby (1889-1986), 1st Baronet Bibby, English peer, High Sheriff of Cheshire (1934-1935)
  • Thomas Bibby (1799-1863), Irish poetical writer, member of a respectable family long settled in Kilkenny [6]
  • Dr. Cyril Bibby (1914-1987), Principal of Kingston upon Hull College of Education at the University of Hull, England
  • Reginald Bibby, Canadian sociologist

HMAS Sydney II
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Charles Henry Bibby, American Fireman Second Class from Alabama, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [8]

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  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from
  6. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 17 June. 2019
  7. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from
  8. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook
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