Dibb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the first family to use the name Dibb lived among the ancient Scottish people called the Picts. The Dibb family lived on the lands of Dipple in Morayshire where the name can be found since very early times. The name means dweller by the hollow and is originally derived from the personal name Theobald.

Early Origins of the Dibb family

The surname Dibb was first found in Moray, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Dibb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dibb research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1328, 1332, 1464, 1476 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Dibb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dibb Spelling Variations

In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Dibb has appeared Dibble, Dipple, Diball, Dybell, Dyball, Dippel, Diable, Dibel, Dible, Tipple, Tippell, Tibble, Dibbs, Dibben, Dibbens and many more.

Early Notables of the Dibb family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Dibb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Dibb migration to the United States +

Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Dibb:

Dibb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ralph Dibb, who arrived in Maryland in 1677 [1]
Dibb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • CH. E. Dibb, aged 24, who arrived in America from Isle of Wight, in 1893
  • Oscar Dibb, aged 27, who arrived in America, in 1893
Dibb Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank Dibb, aged 58, who arrived in America from Liverpool, in 1901
  • Hank Dibb, aged 24, who arrived in America from Liverpool, in 1902
  • John Dibb, aged 56, who arrived in America from Nassau, in 1903
  • James Dibb, aged 22, who arrived in America from Birmingham, in 1906
  • Louis William Dibb, aged 21, who arrived in America from Pudsey, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dibb (post 1700) +

  • Ann Monson Dibb (b. 1954), American second counselor to Elaine S. Dalton in the general presidency of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2008 to 2013
  • Robert A. Dibb, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 7 aerial victories
  • Mike Dibb (b. 1940), award-winning English documentary filmmaker
  • Saul Dibb (b. 1968), English director and screenwriter

  1. ^ 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)

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