The Dibbens family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland
. It is a name for someone who 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 Dibbens family
The surname Dibbens 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 Dibbens family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dibbens research.Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1328, 1332, 1464, 1476 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Dibbens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dibbens Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Dibbens has been spelled Dibble, Dipple, Diball, Dybell, Dyball, Dippel, Diable, Dibel, Dible, Tipple, Tippell, Tibble, Dibbs, Dibben, Dibbens and many more.
Early Notables of the Dibbens family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Dibbens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dibbens family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Dibbens: Francis Dibble who settled in Massachusetts in 1635; Nathanial Dibble settled in Virginia in 1654; Thomas Dibble settled in Massachusetts in 1635; Francis Dible settled in Massachusetts 1635.