Dibben History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dibben family

The surname Dibben was first found in Hampshire at Dibden, a small village that is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Depedene and was held by Odo of Winchester at that time. [1] The name Dibden is from the Old English words "deop" + "denu" which collectively meant "deep valley." [2] "This place, the name of which, anciently Depedene, was descriptive of its situation in a thickly wooded dell, was of some importance at the time of the Conquest." [3] The first record of the family was Geoffrey de Depeden, Norfolk, c. 1150 as listed in the History of Norfolk. Later, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Randolph de Depeden in Oxfordshire. [4] In 1332 Thomas Dybyn was listed as holding estates in the Dibden, Hampshire area. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Ricardus Depeden. [4]

Early History of the Dibben family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dibben research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1476, 1664, 1455, 1487 and 1903 are included under the topic Early Dibben History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dibben Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dibbin, Dibbon, Dibden, Dibbon, Debbin, Debbon, Dibben, Dybben, Dybbyn, Dibbyn, Dibdin, Dipden, Dipdon, Dipdan, Dippen and many more.

Early Notables of the Dibben family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dibben family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands. Many settlers arrived in Newfoundland..


Contemporary Notables of the name Dibben (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Dibben (d. 1741), English Latin poet, a native of Manston, Dorsetshire [5]
  • David Dibben (b. 1958), Caymanian former cyclist
  • Jon Dibben (b. 1994), British track and road cyclist who rides for the WIGGINS cycling team
  • Jonathan Dibben (b. 1994), British professional racing cyclist at the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020


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