The name Bibee has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally derived from Bibbe,
an ancient personal name
which is now a Yorkshire
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 Bibee family
The surname Bibee was first found in Leicestershire
where they had been settled since ancient times before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bibee family
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Bibee Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bibee include Bibby, Bibbee, Bibee, Bibbie and others.
Early Notables of the Bibee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bibee family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Bibbie, who came to Virginia in 1621; James Bibby, who came to Maryland in 1681; Mary Bibby, who settled in Virginia in 1636; Edward Bibby, who arrived in Annapolis, MD in 1719.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bibee (post 1700)
- John Bibee (b. 1954), American children's writer, best known for his eight books in the Spirit Flyer Series