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The surname Bibo is derived from a nickname, which itself is derived from the Latin verb "bibere," which meant to drink. The original bearer of the name was a member of the von Hahn family, but he was so fond of his cups that his name was changed to Bibow. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Bibo Early Origins



The surname Bibo was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. Chronicles record the founding of this name as follows: The progenitor of the family was of the von Hahn family, but due to the great pleasure he derived from drinking his name was changed to Bibow, a name derived from the Latin word "bibere" meaning to drink. His relatives liked the name so much that they established a Coat of Arms which depicted a rooster sitting on a green cushion. This was a reference to von Hahn, who customarily sat on a green cushion. This coat of arms must have been established before 1390 because in this year Eggerd von Bibave was using a seal composed of a rooster sitting on a cushion. Other chronicles say the name derives from the family seat of Bibow in the district of Luebz in the duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, which the family acquired in 1242.

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Bibo Spelling Variations


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Bibo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bibbow, Bibo, Bibbo, Biboe, Bibboe, Bible, Bibble and others.

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Bibo Early History


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Bibo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bibo research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1774 and 1848 are included under the topic Early Bibo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bibo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bibo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bibo Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bibo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Bibo, age 22, settled in Texas in 1845
  • Jacob Bibo, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Charles Bibo, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Bernhard Bibo, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bibo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bibo (post 1700)



  • Solomon Bibo (1853-1934), German-born, Jewish trader in the American Old West who became Governor of Acoma Pueblo
  • Erdal Bibo (b. 1975), Turkish professional basketball player
  • István Bibó (1911-1979), Hungarian lawyer, civil servant, politician and political theorist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Bibo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bibo 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 April 2015 at 18:46.

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