The chronicles of the Dibbs family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts
. The ancestors of the Dibbs 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 Dibbs family
The surname Dibbs 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 Dibbs family
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Dibbs Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred
years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations
every time they were written. Dibbs has been written Dibble, Dipple, Diball, Dybell, Dyball, Dippel, Diable, Dibel, Dible, Tipple, Tippell, Tibble, Dibbs, Dibben, Dibbens and many more.
Early Notables of the Dibbs family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dibbs family to the New World and Oceana
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Dibbs:
Dibbs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Benjamin Dibbs, who landed in New York in 1813 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Dibbs Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Dibbs, who arrived in Canada in 1817
- Robert Dibbs, who landed in Canada in 1817
Dibbs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Eliza Dibbs, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INCONSTANT the Voyage - 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Inconstant.htm
- Frances C. Dibbs, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Dibbs (post 1700)
- Eddie Dibbs (b. 1951), nicknamed "Fast Eddie," a retired American tennis player
- Captain John Dibbs (1790-1872), Scottish master mariner who explored and helped develop the colony of New South Wales, father of Sir George Dibbs and Sir Thomas Dibbs
- Charlie Dibbs (1905-1960), Australian rules footballer
- Sir George Richard Dibbs KCMG (1834-1904), Australian politician, 10th Premier of New South Wales (1891-1894)
- Thomas Allwright Dibbs (1832-1923), Australian banker