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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.

Dibbs Early Origins



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.

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Dibbs Spelling Variations


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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.

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Dibbs Early History


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Dibbs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dibbs research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1328, 1332, 1464, 1476 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Dibbs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dibbs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dibbs Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849
  • Frances C. Dibbs arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dibbs (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    11. ...

    The Dibbs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dibbs Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 June 2014 at 08:52.

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