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.
Early Origins of the Bibow family
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.
Early History of the Bibow family
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Bibow Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bibbow, Bibo, Bibbo, Biboe, Bibboe, Bible, Bibble and others.
Early Notables of the Bibow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bibow family to the New World and Oceana
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Bibow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Bibow (post 1700)
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